Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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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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Obviously foreign ministers have much more time than their colleagues from finance. That is my observation from the brainstorming that recently swept over Warsaw, further moving to the West. After a fruitful debate, the representatives of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain came up with a statement to define… » read more

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Despite the discussion being divided into separate panels, every debate in Yalta would go down to the financial crisis and functioning of the European Union. If the panel on the Future of Europe includes such speakers as the former Prime Minister of Great Britain Gordon Brown, Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen… » read more

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A conference like the one in Yalta is bound to have its rituals, stars and local flavours. The main ritual would be the traditional opening of the meeting by the President of Ukraine. This year he did that together with the Prime Minister of Turkey. Yanukovych did not surprise us, but Erdogan definitely did. Most… » 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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When the USSR dissolved, old national feuds, previously referred to as simple territorial demands, revived in an unexpected way. Under such circumstances newly independent Armenia captured Nogorno-Karabakh, that had been a part of Azerbaijan for a while, and holds it until now. To the applause of the OSCE Minsk group (USA, Russia, France, Turkey, Germany,… » 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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