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ACTA – the final death of the orphan

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 04/07/12

The funeral of ACTA is coming very soon. Yesterday for several hours we had a fierce plenary debate at the European Parliament. What struck me most was the bereavement of the project. Nobody said a good word about it. The followers of the agreement put on two masks – some lamented the massive counterfeiting of goods [...]

Sparks fly in the EU

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 03/07/12

Sparks fly between the EU Member States and the European Parliament. A few weeks ago a lightning struck the project of modification of Schengen treaty. It happened when the Member States decided to protect their right to close the borders without consent of the EU institutions, including the Parliament. In response, the EP has suspended [...]

How much freedom on the Internet – a European Union strategy

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 21/06/12

Imagine the situation of the early twentieth century or a little earlier. The streets in the cities start being filled with vehicles, roads between agglomerations are formed and on them appear first cars. Those who have a car enjoy freedom. It soon becomes clear that the basic rules on how to circulate are essential so [...]

More than a cassation

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 15/06/12

The mission of Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski is taking a concrete shape (let’s call it for short ‘the CK mission’). What originally was supposed to be an observation of the cassation process turns out to be something much more important. Cox and Kwasniewski for almost half a year will be superobservers of Ukrainian politics. [...]

The difficult mission

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 07/06/12

Today at 7.30 pm President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will announce the mission to monitor court proceedings involving Yulia Tymoshenko on behalf of the EP. Aleksander Kwasniewski and Pat Cox will take part in it. This is good news – we have managed to build a team which will be credible, competent and [...]

Seeking King Solomon’s wisdom

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 23/05/12

As I previously announced, the resolution on Ukraine is now ready. We achieved a compromise that refers to the current situation in that country. The resolution calls for the same things as usually – support for Yulia Tymoshenko, reforms, democracy, human rights. There is no expression “political prisoners” but it speaks about “prisoners sentenced on [...]

Boycott, boycott and… what comes next?

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 22/05/12

The last two weeks were full of discussions about who and how would boycott Ukraine. We found out who did not go to Yalta and who would not participate in the matches. We were even close to the situation in which the European Union would take the position of call for a boycott. Today’s International [...]

Brussels – a day like every day

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 15/05/12

1. Today the European Commission is supposed to adopt its annual report on the state of relations between the European Union and its partners from the Neighbourhood Policy. The document for the first time will apply to the new policy which we defined last year. And in the so-called meanwhile many things have happened… 2. [...]

Start working!

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 11/05/12

I AM WRITING THIS TEXT IN CAPITALS BECAUSE THE ADDRESSEES OF THE PREVIOUS ONE (published on Wednesday) COULD HAVE SOME DIFFICULTIES READING IT. WHAT ELSE MUST HAPPEN TO MAKE POLISH DIPLOMACY WORK? The previous text – 50 days of travel in a minefield Yesterday, for a couple of hours, strange information was circulating around. It [...]

Let’s not boycott the tournament in Ukraine

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 03/05/12

German policy has focused on EURO 2012. You can hear the call for boycott. More and more politicians declare that they will not participate in the Ukrainian part of the tournament. In addition, they encourage UEFA to withdraw the matches from Ukraine and move them e.g. to Poland, Germany or Austria. I warn politicians, especially [...]

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