Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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If the German Finance Minister Schäuble says that the eurozone would survive Greek exit, it means that such scenarios are no longer the domain of journalists and become a task of practical financiers. Wolfgang Schäuble added that he wants Greece to stay in the eurozone but only on the condition that the country will live… » read more

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My yesterday’s comments on the Polish-Lithuanian relations have aroused great interest of my colleagues Members of the EP Budget Committee. They told me that at this stage of negotiations on the future financial perspective nothing has been decided, and the payers give the impression that they are not rushing to resolve the difficult dilemmas. No… » read more

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The Polish history after 1989 is very much bound up with the countries that emerged after the transition in Central and Eastern Europe. We cared about good relations with our neighbours, repeatedly boasting about the fact that all the neighbours were new and we did not have any serious conflict with any of them. Something… » read more

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In the Polish news, in the shadow of the anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy, there is the American struggle for the presidency and behind it – the efforts for the abolition of visas to the United States. Officially, the proud leaders of my country do not ask the Americans for anything, but the practice is… » read more

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Vacancies in the EU

From time to time in Poland you can read complaints that there are not enough of us, Poles, in the EU institutions “and in general the Germans have the power”. Judging from the number of candidates, working for the institutions is a dream of Polish graduates. Recently released statistics show this “German” stereotype in a… » read more

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When you read today’s press releases you can have the impression that the matter concerns the unification of Korea, peace in the Middle East or Ossetia’s annexation to Georgia. – The leaders met formally – Negotiations have started – There was a long crisis in the negotiations – For the whole time secret negotiations lasted… » read more

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Polish Minister Radoslaw Sikorski asked with a dramatic tone in the newspaper Le Monde why the European political class criticises Victor Orban and forgives his socialist predecessor. By the way, he explicitly supports the Hungarian leader and his politics, citing, among others, the 1,000 years of history and common kings. Before the Polish Foreign Minister… » read more

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Mr Prime Minister Donald Tusk has fulfilled another pre-election promise. He announced that the Polish-Lithuanian relations would be such as it is evaluated by the Polish community living in Lithuania. And the word became flesh. The relations of Poland with Lithuania are terrible and the Poles are taking to the streets in protest marches. The… » read more

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In Strasbourg it’s almost spring. It is still not green, but much warmer than in Poland. And in the European Parliament it is even hot. Nicolas Sarkozy was the first target of parliamentary attacks. His idea of France withdrawing from Schengen area provoked disgust of some of the MEPs and the mockery among others. There… » 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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