Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Information on the settlement of the Cypriot crisis hit today’s press covers. Articles feature pictures of furious people, most of whom are mad at Brussels. It was bad Brussels who ordered to close the banks and is actually to be blamed for everything. Angry Cypriots and sympathetic citizens of other countries deserve a few words… » read more

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The results of voting on budget at the Plenary Session last week were crushing. Over 500 MEPs were for, 161 against and 23 abstained. But what did it really mean to be FOR? FOR veto, if the Council did not engage in negotiations FOR flexibility, which meant moving unused money in time and from one… » read more

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Annual AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) conference consists of two types of activities. Firstly, for a few hours a day, there is a plenary session which gathers over 13 thousand delegates who come to listen to the speech of the star of the day. On Sunday, an outgoing Israeli Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak,… » read more

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In the USA everyone can lobby in his own interest, provided that is it carried out openly and within the limits set by American law. The biggest organization which sows fear among politicians (even Barack Obama recently) is the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). Nothing to be add here. The second such organization with… » read more

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