Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

Archives for Priorities 2020

B+ for Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso is a great speaker indeed. Moreover, he is constantly maturing, just like old wine. Yesterday he did not bother with the usual courtesies and instead simply outlined the major dilemma EU is currently facing: together or separately? President of the European Commission pointed out the hypocrisy of several countries (like Finland or… » read more

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Imagine the situation of the early twentieth century or a little earlier. The streets in the cities start being filled with vehicles, roads between agglomerations are formed and on them appear first cars. Those who have a car enjoy freedom. It soon becomes clear that the basic rules on how to circulate are essential so… » 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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First, let me cite two quotations: I Question: So, is this mythical sum of €80 billion for Poland within the cohesion policy real? Answer: (…) The estimates are correct, but we know that the atmosphere prior to this discussion is simply terrible. Therefore I would caution against promising any sums. II The greatest danger is… » read more

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Since this morning the European Parliament has been evaluating, in the urgent procedure, the last week’s summit. Herman Van Rompuy, President Barroso as well as several hundred MEPs were present during the main discussion. In general, the assessment of the summit is positive. In general – which means for the majority of the EPP and… » read more

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François Hollande clearly won the primaries on the French left. Let me recall that the presidential candidate is elected from among those who are willing to vote and the party suggests the candidates. Hollande is therefore the unquestionable rival number one to the current Head of State. The left wing hopes for success in next… » read more

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