Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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In Belarus it is like in the old joke when the Jew came to the rabbi to complain about the very small one-room house. The rabbi told him to buy a goat and everyone knows what happened next. Lukashenko plays similarly. After winning “elections” he put in prisons several hundreds people and today he releases… » read more

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Spring in Kiev begins under the sign of the election and the city’s preparation for Euro 2012. The stadium is working, the new bridge at the Dnieper is finished, the escape roads are being repaired and – most important – you can see the building of the new beautiful airport. And what about politics? Here… » 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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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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It is as it was expected. Vladimir Vladimirovich has won, as he wanted, and the margin of victory (14%) taking into account the number of voters (over 60%) shows that the forgery could not have a significant impact on the final result. The machine has worked, and, unlike in case of Belarus, the world will… » read more

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Tough verdict

Yuriy Lutsenko has been in jail for over a year. His face is remarkable because he was one of the personages of the Orange Revolution. At the Maidan everyone knew him as he was responsible for “order and security”. Then he became part of the “orange” rules. Recently he was interior minister. Saying that this… » read more

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Russia’s plan was simple from the beginning – two undersea pipelines (The North Stream through the Baltic Sea and the South Stream through the Black Sea) were supposed to eliminate the impact of transitional countries on the supply of gas to Western Europe. Eliminate the impact and – in case of crisis – eliminate the… » read more

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From a distance this campaign looks like in any other country. Just like in case of all previous elections until 2000 in Russia itself. Ten days before the election (March 4) the main candidate is travelling around the country, giving speeches during well-prepared mass rallies, saying a lot about the needs of visited regions and… » read more

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