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Maidan fortress

Nighttime, snow falling from the sky and frost create a special atmosphere when a “revolution” is going on. Yesterday, late evening after meetings with Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Grigoriy Niemiria and Ruslan Kashulinsky we went to Maidan. Our host was a commander of the “fortress” – Andriey Parubi. Indeed, Maidan looks like a fortress. Numbered… » read more

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Less Ukraine

There is no Ukraine in Davos this year. Well, there is, but not that vividly as it was in the last years. On Wednesday, Martin Schulz, Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski participated in a meeting held in camera with Deputy Prime Minister Jurij Bojko who represented the authorities and Petro Poroszenko speaking for the opposition.… » read more

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Time for mediation

A legislative package adopted recently by the Verkhovna Rada furnishes Ukrainian authorities with the right to harass the opposition not “under the pretext” but “due to” their failure to obey the law. This is a more dangerous weapon when hidden in holsters than in direct use. Everyone knows that Maidan protesters breach the law. The… » read more

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Since the beginning of the last year Prime Minister David Cameron has been announcing that he will be “tightening the taps for immigrants, including the Poles”. We reacted immediately- I sent a written question to the European Commission. The answer I received was giving Polish government every opportunity to continue legal procedures within the European… » read more

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Prime Minister David Cameron is reaching the top of his popularity. It is rather a negative popularity in the country on the Vistula River, but still. Hardly anyone mentions the context of his statement, namely the approaching elections to the European Parliament and the opposition Labour Party, which has been leading in the polls for… » read more

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