Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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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As predicted, yesterday’s speech of Minister Sikorski has sparked a storm on the right side of political scene. From being accused of betrayal and violation of the oath, to a motion for dismissal. Radek Sikorski is known for its unconventional behaviour and probably knew that he put the cat among the pigeons. The prospect of… » read more

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The hard game

I wrote many times that in Ukraine takes a strange game in which the stake is the rapprochement with the EU. If anyone thinks that President Komorowski, who is in Kiev today, may influence his hosts concerning Yulia Tymoshenko’s case, they are wrong. None of the attempts of pressure made by Polish and Western politicians… » read more

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If the next month of the EU-Ukraine relations looks like it is imagined by Deputy Andrij Klujew, it will be fine. He believes, in fact, that the association agreement will be signed for the glory of Ukraine and the EU. He does not provide any “plan B”, believing that “either now, or never”. Maby this… » read more

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News at the Dnieper

Today I am spending the whole day in the Supreme Council of Ukraine. The situation is well-known… The final of the association negotiations is approaching but the fact that Yulia Tymoshenkois in prison can effectively hinder the initialling of the agreement during the summit of February 19th. A few days ago the Supreme Council of… » read more

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News from Iran, published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are not good. For the first time, it was found that Iran’s research and experimentation activities are moving towards manufacturing nuclear weapons. Until now, Iran’s arguments about civilian-use uranium seemed to prevail. IAEA says explicitly that Iran is able to enrich uranium up to… » read more

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Glass 1 / 4 full

Yesterday morning was marked by the votes on Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership. At this stage only the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs voted, but the wording adopted is close to what will go to the plenary session in December. The main battle concerned the European Parliament’s position towards the Association Agreement that is… » read more

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I look at the poster. On 6th December at the European Parliament will take place an “Academy” in memory of Leopold Trepper and his giant spy network, which was called by the Nazis the Red Orchestra. In 1942, his spy network had 400 radio stations in European countries, tens of thousands of active agents, and… » read more

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Prime Minister Papandreou was playing badly last week, but he managed to end with a good and strong move. Instead of a referendum the public will solve the same dilemma in general elections that will take place in three months. This means that the demagogic campaign, which usually accompanies referendum, will be replaced by a… » read more

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