Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

The National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Akademy” (NaUKMA) is the child of free Ukraine. Its historical roots date back to the seventeenth century but it gained the contemporary shape of a modern school at the same time that Ukraine got freedom. It educates humanists and is absolutely open to foreign contacts. And all students must necessarily… » read more

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Steve Jobs

My son called me this morning. He asked if I had heard about the death of Steve Jobs. I had. He said he felt like if someone close was gone. I feel the same way. For several years we have wondered along with the rest of the world what was the phenomenon of this man.… » read more

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Polish Law and Justice party, growled furiously that the European Union summit on the Eastern Partnership is a shame for Poland because the partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) have not joined a resolution condemning the situation in Belarus. I will write about the summit itself next week… » read more

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Actually we should be happy with the European Union’s Summit devoted to the Eastern Partnership, which begins today in Warsaw. Polish-Swedish initiative started in 2009 in Prague, and by this time, we were able to introduce it permanently into European policy. The reality of today, compared with the one from 8 years ago (when European… » read more

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Politicians dream of nice pictures… of themselves, of course. The unattainable model was represented by Soviet leaders (imitated today in a modern version by Putin), but the beloved leader Kim Il Sung beat all of them. In 1989 I was at the festival of youth and students in Pyongyang. At every step, in publications, museums,… » read more

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Being lately in Yalta I heard that the recent meeting Yanukovych-Medvedev in Sochi was one of the worst. Worst, which means that no agreement on a single customs territory has been reached and, what’s more, there was a fuss that ended with Yanukovych’s words: “I will not trade in my country’s sovereignty”. This memorable declaration… » read more

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Variants for Russia

Imagine that, what was inevitable, Putin becomes a candidate of the United Russia for the President of the country. The rivalry ends in the same way as it began – in the caste of power. However, Dmitry Medvedev doesn’t become the Prime Minister, but he goes to the parliament and tries to do what he… » read more

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It would be boring if there was no Wikileaks. All the time new characters of public life become subject to the leaks. The themes are different each time but we can observe a certain pattern. Suppose that a politician “X” spoke with an American diplomat and a written message from this conversation got to the… » read more

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