Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

Archives for Europe’s East

The negotiations concerning a special resolution on current developments in Ukraine – and, precisely speaking, on Yulia Tymoshenko’s case – will start in a while in Strasbourg. Assessment of Yulia Tymoshenko’s case itself is not properly the subject of dispute among political groups. She has been sentenced on the basis of a Stalinist law, charged… » read more

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It seems the Polish Prime Minister has become big-headed. His proposition of a mechanical continuation of the government’s composition has nothing to do with the essence of elections – the changes. Besides, it does not comply with the Constitution. I suppose it will continue in this way for the rest of the parliamentary term –… » read more

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The National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Akademy” (NaUKMA) is the child of free Ukraine. Its historical roots date back to the seventeenth century but it gained the contemporary shape of a modern school at the same time that Ukraine got freedom. It educates humanists and is absolutely open to foreign contacts. And all students must necessarily… » read more

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Polish Law and Justice party, growled furiously that the European Union summit on the Eastern Partnership is a shame for Poland because the partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) have not joined a resolution condemning the situation in Belarus. I will write about the summit itself next week… » read more

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Actually we should be happy with the European Union’s Summit devoted to the Eastern Partnership, which begins today in Warsaw. Polish-Swedish initiative started in 2009 in Prague, and by this time, we were able to introduce it permanently into European policy. The reality of today, compared with the one from 8 years ago (when European… » read more

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Being lately in Yalta I heard that the recent meeting Yanukovych-Medvedev in Sochi was one of the worst. Worst, which means that no agreement on a single customs territory has been reached and, what’s more, there was a fuss that ended with Yanukovych’s words: “I will not trade in my country’s sovereignty”. This memorable declaration… » read more

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Variants for Russia

Imagine that, what was inevitable, Putin becomes a candidate of the United Russia for the President of the country. The rivalry ends in the same way as it began – in the caste of power. However, Dmitry Medvedev doesn’t become the Prime Minister, but he goes to the parliament and tries to do what he… » read more

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