Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

Apart from a spectacular victory of Chancellor Merkel, it is worth having a closer look at some facts which may broaden our thinking of German politics. A trivial remark to begin with. The CDU/CSU lacks 4 votes to have a majority which means that the majority is in the hands of opposition parties. The problem… » read more

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Time to act

The document that was signed by Russia and the USA is two-page long and includes the same number of appendices. With a frequent usage of a phrase: „as quickly as possible”, it thoroughly describes a procedure which is to lead to liquidation of chemical weapons in Syria. One of the most important messages it contains… » read more

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War of paradoxes

Noone knows how the next unveiling of the war in Syria will end, but it will definitely go down into history as an event full of paradoxes. The world officially condemned the use of chemical weapon. It is forbidden by international conventions. However, 99 % of the victims of this war die not due to… » read more

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Nobel for Putin

Yesterday at the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the European Parliament we gathered to talk about the relations between Russia and Ukraine (Moscow introduced a trade bloc against Kiev). We described this situation very thoroughly, not as a trade war but as a beginning of geopolitical struggle of Russia to gain control… » read more

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The last presidential elections in the United States showed that Republicans have no chance of winning without the support of young people, women, and ethnic minorities. This simple observation has encouraged a new generation in this political party to take matters into their own hands. Two days ago, the elder daughter of former Vice President… » read more

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Time goes by so fast that with each rounded anniversary, it’s becoming easier to remember the tragedies that once took place, than the acts of commemoration that have occurred since. This is how it is today; the public opinion and politicians are uncovering the crime that occurred in Volyn. It is an ongoing debate –… » read more

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A few days ago, Tusk and Kaczynski were at each other’s throats, shifting responsibility for Poland’s adoption of the climate package. This situation shows the leadership’s misery and complete lack of understanding of the problem. Poland has not implemented any of the following directives: – Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from… » read more

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Last week some good news spread into the world – the European Parliament negotiators and the representative of the Irish Presidency the Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, reached a compromise about the EU budget. However, it quickly became clear that there is no compromise. Although the leader of the EP negotiating team, Alain Lamassoure,… » read more

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Barack Obama visited Berlin before the election. But, unlike the previous visit 5 years ago, this time he was not fighting for his election, but for the Chancellor. Under the Brandenburg Gate resonated everything that American Presidents love most – freedom, tolerance, and victory, because even though the wall was overthrown by unarmed people, it’s… » read more

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