Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Great politics consists of small and silent declarations which at a certain moment hit us with the power of the waterfall. A few days ago, after a meeting of Marine Le Pen with Austrian Freedom Party, a seemingly insignificant message appeared. Both parties declared that nationalistic international group in Europe (European Alliance for Freedom) will… » read more

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Last week some good news spread into the world – the European Parliament negotiators and the representative of the Irish Presidency the Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, reached a compromise about the EU budget. However, it quickly became clear that there is no compromise. Although the leader of the EP negotiating team, Alain Lamassoure,… » read more

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End of tax fraud

The Plenary Session in Strasbourg is being characterized by taxes, more precisely by the collection of taxes. It is estimated that the EU countries are losing approximately one trillion euro as a result of tax fraud and tax haven operations. As this number might be difficult to imagine, I can say it’s comparable to the… » read more

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I do not want to put a damper on a nice atmosphere around the European budget. It is better to have a multiannual perspective than not to have it at all. I would not like to put joyful minister Sikorski in a bad mood either. He is trying to save his own hide since he… » 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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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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If the German Finance Minister Schäuble says that the eurozone would survive Greek exit, it means that such scenarios are no longer the domain of journalists and become a task of practical financiers. Wolfgang Schäuble added that he wants Greece to stay in the eurozone but only on the condition that the country will live… » read more

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Well, it worked. It went just as I predicted yesterday. We have obtained more than what was promised at the beginning, but less than we wanted. The Prime Minister made ​​a good decision, very unified in the EU. It was agreed that the countries from outside the euro zone would also participate in the meetings… » read more

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