Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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In less than 50 days Ukraine will hold the parliamentary election. A few minor facts describe the landscape of this last stage. The opposition has decided to submit a motion for the dismissal of President Yanukovych, accusing him of constantly violating the constitution. 500 thousands Ukrainians signed the petition. They have no chance to succeed… » read more

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Spring in Kiev begins under the sign of the election and the city’s preparation for Euro 2012. The stadium is working, the new bridge at the Dnieper is finished, the escape roads are being repaired and – most important – you can see the building of the new beautiful airport. And what about politics? Here… » read more

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There is a problem

Three quarters of Europe and the Polish media have gotten accustomed to the fact that our continent is ruled by the right wing and that it won’t change. An excellent illustration of this thesis was the recent visit of François Hollande in Warsaw, completely unnoticed by the Polish media. Well, after all there is no… » read more

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From a distance this campaign looks like in any other country. Just like in case of all previous elections until 2000 in Russia itself. Ten days before the election (March 4) the main candidate is travelling around the country, giving speeches during well-prepared mass rallies, saying a lot about the needs of visited regions and… » read more

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In France we can observe a political campaign, in which strange things happen. Nicolas Sarkozy has two major rivals. These are François Hollande and Marine Le Pen. Studies show that the representative of the Socialists is slightly winning (over 20%), Sarkozy is just behind him, and a little further – Le Pen from the far-right… » read more

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Yesterday the Socialists in the European Parliament elected their new leader. The winner is Hannes Swoboda, an Austrian politician who gained 102 votes and beat very clearly Frenchwoman Catherine Trautmann and Briton Stephen Hughes (37 votes). What does it mean? The Socialists have chosen a line of continuation. Swoboda was the closes collaborator of Martin… » read more

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