Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Germany is recently popular in Poland. As a leader or a hegemon (delete as appropriate). The differences between these two countries are best visible on the example of ACTA. The German government has not signed the agreement, respecting the objections of the Minister of Justice, although people did not protest in the streets. The Polish… » read more

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The internet users from Poland did not agree to participate in the Prime Minister’s “show-off”. They demand that the Civic Platform take a political stance, which means that they want Poland to have a possibility to withdraw from the ACTA agreement. They do not want to be a “fig leaf” to decisions taken previously. Since… » read more

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In France we can observe a political campaign, in which strange things happen. Nicolas Sarkozy has two major rivals. These are François Hollande and Marine Le Pen. Studies show that the representative of the Socialists is slightly winning (over 20%), Sarkozy is just behind him, and a little further – Le Pen from the far-right… » read more

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Well, it worked. It went just as I predicted yesterday. We have obtained more than what was promised at the beginning, but less than we wanted. The Prime Minister made ​​a good decision, very unified in the EU. It was agreed that the countries from outside the euro zone would also participate in the meetings… » read more

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It seems that the Polish government got lost in the case of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Yesterday morning the government’s spokesman Pawel Gras in a nonchalant way announced that here were no hack attacks against government’s websites. But facts that discredit the government will soon reach the Polish public opinion. Here they are: • October… » read more

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Yesterday in the European Parliament’s plenary room everyone agreed in one case – they praised Viktor Orban’s decision to arrive in an emergency mode to Strasbourg. But then, there were only differences. It has been known for a long time that the right wing, with some reservations, but generally accepts Prime Minister’s policy. From liberals… » read more

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Since his famous speech in Berlin, Minister Sikorski has disappeared. Neither good, nor bad news. And things are happening. Apparently the whole concept of joining the fiscal treaty went to hell. But the MPs in the Polish parliament remained silent on this fact when the Minister summed up the Polish Presidency. The Presidency in which… » read more

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