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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I would like to recommend you an article of Yaroslav Mendus, my Ukrainian adviser and a former deputy to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The text was published in the online Ukrainian newspaper “Obozrevatel” – Marek Siwiec. If it is forbidden, but you want it very much – then you can do it. Russian expression As… » read more

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Nobel for Putin

Yesterday at the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the European Parliament we gathered to talk about the relations between Russia and Ukraine (Moscow introduced a trade bloc against Kiev). We described this situation very thoroughly, not as a trade war but as a beginning of geopolitical struggle of Russia to gain control… » read more

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“Gazeta Wyborcza” from May 21, 2013 published an extensive article of Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP on the Eastern Partnership and its ups and downs. I read it with interest, but also with disappointment. I, too, could name the shortcomings, weaknesses, and even iniquities that the partner countries have demonstrated countless times. Leaving aside the “obvious evidence”… » read more

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A political season usually starts later in Ukraine than in Poland. Christmas holiday falls there in January. However, a Ukrainian political year has not started yet. Normally, the Parliament should resume its session on 5th February but it didn’t. Opposition blocked the parliament’s presidium and rostrum demanding introduction of personal voting. The issue may sound… » 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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The European Parliament is a practical institution. When majority is needed and an issue does not have to be tackled at a Plenary Session, a so called “Conference of Presidents” decides. The word conference is clear. “Presidents” are leaders of political groups. It is known how many swords they have in their scabbards. Thus, it… » read more

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When William Browder, a grandson of an American Communist and a former presidential candidate Earl Browder, decided to invest in Russia in 1996, everything seemed rather easy. The fund registered in London was thriving with its assets reaching $4billion in a short time. The profits were so high that more than $200 million tax was… » read more

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Terms

We already know what the European policy towards Ukraine will be. The Council of the European Union accepted the guidelines which express an unfavourable attitude towards the election but do not close the door on work towards association agreement implementation. One can say that was the idea. But not exactly. Ministers of foreign affairs exchange… » read more

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