Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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My yesterday’s comments on the Polish-Lithuanian relations have aroused great interest of my colleagues Members of the EP Budget Committee. They told me that at this stage of negotiations on the future financial perspective nothing has been decided, and the payers give the impression that they are not rushing to resolve the difficult dilemmas. No… » read more

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I owe my readers a summary of the Euronest session which took place this week in Baku. We adopted all planned documents, although the discussion was not very lively. Euronest took over the mechanical procedure of the European Parliament and the real dispute was going on outside the plenary room, or it was simply avoided.… » read more

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Vacancies in the EU

From time to time in Poland you can read complaints that there are not enough of us, Poles, in the EU institutions “and in general the Germans have the power”. Judging from the number of candidates, working for the institutions is a dream of Polish graduates. Recently released statistics show this “German” stereotype in a… » read more

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Euronest in Baku

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly has been created as an idea for a closer binding of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership with the European Union, and specifically with our parliaments. It took a long time but today finally for the first time we meet at a plenary session outside the EU – in Baku,… » read more

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In Strasbourg it’s almost spring. It is still not green, but much warmer than in Poland. And in the European Parliament it is even hot. Nicolas Sarkozy was the first target of parliamentary attacks. His idea of France withdrawing from Schengen area provoked disgust of some of the MEPs and the mockery among others. There… » read more

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Black clouds are gathering over Ms Ashton. I have written many times about the feeling of insufficiency caused by her service and herself. This tendency is growing. There are the more and more influential commentators and think-thanks in Brussels who say loudly about it. Recently The Economist has joined this circle. They propose nothing less… » read more

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Yesterday in the European Parliament’s plenary room everyone agreed in one case – they praised Viktor Orban’s decision to arrive in an emergency mode to Strasbourg. But then, there were only differences. It has been known for a long time that the right wing, with some reservations, but generally accepts Prime Minister’s policy. From liberals… » read more

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Yesterday the Socialists in the European Parliament elected their new leader. The winner is Hannes Swoboda, an Austrian politician who gained 102 votes and beat very clearly Frenchwoman Catherine Trautmann and Briton Stephen Hughes (37 votes). What does it mean? The Socialists have chosen a line of continuation. Swoboda was the closes collaborator of Martin… » read more

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