Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Great politics consists of small and silent declarations which at a certain moment hit us with the power of the waterfall. A few days ago, after a meeting of Marine Le Pen with Austrian Freedom Party, a seemingly insignificant message appeared. Both parties declared that nationalistic international group in Europe (European Alliance for Freedom) will… » read more

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Time goes by so fast that with each rounded anniversary, it’s becoming easier to remember the tragedies that once took place, than the acts of commemoration that have occurred since. This is how it is today; the public opinion and politicians are uncovering the crime that occurred in Volyn. It is an ongoing debate –… » read more

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A few days ago, Tusk and Kaczynski were at each other’s throats, shifting responsibility for Poland’s adoption of the climate package. This situation shows the leadership’s misery and complete lack of understanding of the problem. Poland has not implemented any of the following directives: – Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from… » read more

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10 years ago in a nationwide referendum, Poland responded to the question – Do you sir/madam, approve of Poland joining the European Union? On June 7-8, 2013, 59% of those eligible to vote went to the polls, that’s more than 17.5 million people. From this number, 77.5% said YES, and the rest said NO. The… » read more

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Follow the Islands

Michael Cashman is a Labour Member of the European Parliament. He is a president of the LGBT-rights intergroup. The structure consists of 139 members representing almost all countries and all political groups. I have talked with Michael Cashman about a recent voting on civil partnerships in the Polish Sejm. He was very much interested in… » read more

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In the common language “a child, a person with special needs” reflects a permanent physical or mental disability. These words were used by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs to describe the position of Great Britain in the European Union. He could have mentioned an illness, told about a possible treatment, claimed his readiness to help,… » read more

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My decision to withdraw from the Democratic Left Alliance Party (SLD) was made 23 years after joining its predecessor the Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland. (SdPR). At that time, in the Congress Hall (Sala Kongresowa) it was cold and scary. As a spokesperson of that meeting I had a doubtful pleasure of informing… » read more

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Breakthrough?

If the left-wing in the new EU countries has been lately succeeding in anything, it has been mainly due to new political parties. They have appeared on a political arena and forming an alliance with so called “old social democratic parties” they have been gaining the majority of votes. Let me mention for instance Slovenia,… » read more

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