Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Today – the date of the signing association agreements between Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and the European Union, could become a historic day for these countries. In a legally binding way they commit to change almost everything in their law. They do it voluntarily, although they are aware of the incredible pressure of the Russian Federation,… » read more

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Ukrainian day

Yesterday for me everything was all about Ukraine. I will start not very chronologically but in the afternoon the mission Kwasniewski-Cox arrived at the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament. After a long conversation, which concerned more the relations between the EU and Ukraine, it was decided that the mandate of the mission’s members… » read more

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Many people think that the European Parliament has a decorative role and only approves decisions taken elsewhere. Or does not approve. Yesterday it gave a consent to a seemingly trivial thing that concerns trade in medicines. The European Union considers trade agreements as an important tool of foreign policy. Mediterranean countries are covered by the… » read more

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The upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine are of particular importance and nature, therefore they require particular preparations. The European Parliament has started arrangements for the observation mission. We have chosen the members and the head of the mission – Mr Pawel Kowal who also leads the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. In the… » read more

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B+ for Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso is a great speaker indeed. Moreover, he is constantly maturing, just like old wine. Yesterday he did not bother with the usual courtesies and instead simply outlined the major dilemma EU is currently facing: together or separately? President of the European Commission pointed out the hypocrisy of several countries (like Finland or… » read more

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In less than 50 days Ukraine will hold the parliamentary election. A few minor facts describe the landscape of this last stage. The opposition has decided to submit a motion for the dismissal of President Yanukovych, accusing him of constantly violating the constitution. 500 thousands Ukrainians signed the petition. They have no chance to succeed… » read more

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Trumpets on board!

Maybe the name of the MEP for Luxembourg shall be of a great significance for this story. The thing is that a representative of the European People’s Party, Georges Bach, addressed the European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas with an urgent request. Mr Bach demands for the musicians to be able to transport their instruments… » read more

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What Mitt will say?

American politicians are trying to guess or predict, according to American doctrines, who may be Mitt Romney as president of the United States. It is not an easy task because the Republican candidate started his contacts with the world by hosting in his family house, in his youth, an Italian student. Then he visited Europe… » read more

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Politics is like contracts with banks or insurers. What is written in lowercase must be read the most carefully. Yesterday after two hours of the vote in the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs the debate focused on the state of implementation of visa facilitation agreement between the EU and Ukraine. The representative of the European… » read more

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