Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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We hear a lot about the rivalry between the continents, especially in the context of the new players. The Chinese economy is already ahead of Japan, Turkey is chasing Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, etc., etc. Somewhere in the background of the struggle for money, the problem of armament appears. This year, for the first time,… » read more

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Drama over Iran’s nuclear program takes place on three stages. First stage refers to the two capital cities – Jerusalem and Washington. Signals from there are clear. Israel is willing to use force, and Washington will not be able to resist. What will happen next? It is not known, but the Israelis believe that the… » 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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Lost opportunity

It is difficult to find a better example of the EU’s political disorientation than its relations with Turkey. And this is not about the outcome of the dilemma of Turkey’s membership in the EU. Europe is lost in its painful hesitations. Although no one withdrew the promise given in 1987, no one believes in the… » 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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As everyone knows, the xenophobic website of the Dutch Party for Freedom has been widely condemned. Many countries did it through their ambassadors, so did the European parliament and the UE Commissioner on justice Viviane Reding. A minority of the protesters, myself included, decided to conquer evil with good. Rather then resent Geert Wilders’ rudeness,… » read more

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The European diplomacy, created with difficulties, finally goes into its own headquarters. It occupies a seven-floor modern building near the Schuman roundabout. 1,300 employees, led by Lady Ashton, are moving to a 50 000 m2 place rented from a company AXA for “only” 12 million euro per year. The building will integrate the service, although… » read more

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Black clouds are gathering over Ms Ashton. I have written many times about the feeling of insufficiency caused by her service and herself. This tendency is growing. There are the more and more influential commentators and think-thanks in Brussels who say loudly about it. Recently The Economist has joined this circle. They propose nothing less… » read more

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