Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

During the election campaign in Poland four musketeers – Polish Prime Minister Doland Tusk, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski and Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski – promised to Poles 300 billion zlotys from the EU budget. It seemed to me that at least one of them (Commissioner Lewandowski)… » read more

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What is happening in Poland after the elections resembles the Belgian scenario (Belgium has not had the government for over a year), or the Italian scenario from long time ago. In Poland there is no new Speaker, no new cabinet, and the stock market of names is going crazy. We learn that one lady, a… » read more

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The negotiations concerning a special resolution on current developments in Ukraine – and, precisely speaking, on Yulia Tymoshenko’s case – will start in a while in Strasbourg. Assessment of Yulia Tymoshenko’s case itself is not properly the subject of dispute among political groups. She has been sentenced on the basis of a Stalinist law, charged… » read more

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Yesterday Muammar Gaddafi joined the bloody collection of killed dictators. Today we can read a lot about the people’s anger, revenge on tyrants, etc. Gaddafi would have ruled much longer if the countries of the West had not used the first opportunity to get rid of him. The dictator had the blood of his countrymen… » read more

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Media are full of information about the release of one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1 027 Palestinian prisoners. Shalit spent 5 years in an unknown place, in unknown conditions, without being sentenced by a court. He was captured during military service. By the end it was not clear whether he was alive.… » read more

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The manifesto of the Indignados movement – those from Spain, adopted by the rest of Europe – is definitely worth reading. We can read there about equality, solidarity, the right to housing, employment, health care. Next, more fundamental, the Indignados demand political participation. So what happened that on the 15th of May in Madrid, the… » read more

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It seems the Polish Prime Minister has become big-headed. His proposition of a mechanical continuation of the government’s composition has nothing to do with the essence of elections – the changes. Besides, it does not comply with the Constitution. I suppose it will continue in this way for the rest of the parliamentary term –… » read more

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Finally, everyone can openly criticise Grzegorz Napieralski, the leader of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). The result of this party in the parliamentary elections justifies any term one might use to describe him. And those who were the most loyal, even slavish, during the whole campaign, today shout the loudest. If the Democratic Left Alliance… » read more

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