Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Politics is like contracts with banks or insurers. What is written in lowercase must be read the most carefully. Yesterday after two hours of the vote in the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs the debate focused on the state of implementation of visa facilitation agreement between the EU and Ukraine. The representative of the European… » read more

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Sparks fly between the EU Member States and the European Parliament. A few weeks ago a lightning struck the project of modification of Schengen treaty. It happened when the Member States decided to protect their right to close the borders without consent of the EU institutions, including the Parliament. In response, the EP has suspended… » read more

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Today at 7.30 pm President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will announce the mission to monitor court proceedings involving Yulia Tymoshenko on behalf of the EP. Aleksander Kwasniewski and Pat Cox will take part in it. This is good news – we have managed to build a team which will be credible, competent and… » read more

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As I previously announced, the resolution on Ukraine is now ready. We achieved a compromise that refers to the current situation in that country. The resolution calls for the same things as usually – support for Yulia Tymoshenko, reforms, democracy, human rights. There is no expression “political prisoners” but it speaks about “prisoners sentenced on… » read more

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In Strasbourg it’s almost spring. It is still not green, but much warmer than in Poland. And in the European Parliament it is even hot. Nicolas Sarkozy was the first target of parliamentary attacks. His idea of France withdrawing from Schengen area provoked disgust of some of the MEPs and the mockery among others. There… » read more

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Yesterday in the European Parliament’s plenary room everyone agreed in one case – they praised Viktor Orban’s decision to arrive in an emergency mode to Strasbourg. But then, there were only differences. It has been known for a long time that the right wing, with some reservations, but generally accepts Prime Minister’s policy. From liberals… » read more

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