Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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The European Parliament is a practical institution. When majority is needed and an issue does not have to be tackled at a Plenary Session, a so called “Conference of Presidents” decides. The word conference is clear. “Presidents” are leaders of political groups. It is known how many swords they have in their scabbards. Thus, it… » read more

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Michael Cashman is a Labour Member of the European Parliament. He is a president of the LGBT-rights intergroup. The structure consists of 139 members representing almost all countries and all political groups. I have talked with Michael Cashman about a recent voting on civil partnerships in the Polish Sejm. He was very much interested in… » read more

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In the common language “a child, a person with special needs” reflects a permanent physical or mental disability. These words were used by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs to describe the position of Great Britain in the European Union. He could have mentioned an illness, told about a possible treatment, claimed his readiness to help,… » read more

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When William Browder, a grandson of an American Communist and a former presidential candidate Earl Browder, decided to invest in Russia in 1996, everything seemed rather easy. The fund registered in London was thriving with its assets reaching $4billion in a short time. The profits were so high that more than $200 million tax was… » read more

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Europa +

A debate about the shape of the European Union is ahead of us. I would, therefore, advise all potential participants to this debate to familiarise themselves with some seemingly obvious facts. The Union which we entered in 2004 is over. The time of proportional development when the alternative: wider (more countries) or deeper (greater integration)… » read more

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