Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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Tough verdict

Yuriy Lutsenko has been in jail for over a year. His face is remarkable because he was one of the personages of the Orange Revolution. At the Maidan everyone knew him as he was responsible for “order and security”. Then he became part of the “orange” rules. Recently he was interior minister. Saying that this… » read more

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Today Ukraine is not the favorite subject of interest for the EU. After having freezed the association agreement both parties remain discreetly silent, which does not mean, however, that nothing is happening. President Yanukovych understood this annoying fact that half a year before the parliamentary elections he had scored three defeats. There is no new… » read more

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Top 10

It is an honor to be among the ten strongest Ukraine’s promoters in the world. Especially in such a company. Let’s do a short statistical analysis. In top 10 we have five Poles, three Ukrainians, one Czech and one Swedish. There is no President Yanukovych, nor anybody from the current Ukrainian government, and one of… » read more

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The hard game

I wrote many times that in Ukraine takes a strange game in which the stake is the rapprochement with the EU. If anyone thinks that President Komorowski, who is in Kiev today, may influence his hosts concerning Yulia Tymoshenko’s case, they are wrong. None of the attempts of pressure made by Polish and Western politicians… » read more

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If the next month of the EU-Ukraine relations looks like it is imagined by Deputy Andrij Klujew, it will be fine. He believes, in fact, that the association agreement will be signed for the glory of Ukraine and the EU. He does not provide any “plan B”, believing that “either now, or never”. Maby this… » read more

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News at the Dnieper

Today I am spending the whole day in the Supreme Council of Ukraine. The situation is well-known… The final of the association negotiations is approaching but the fact that Yulia Tymoshenkois in prison can effectively hinder the initialling of the agreement during the summit of February 19th. A few days ago the Supreme Council of… » read more

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Glass 1 / 4 full

Yesterday morning was marked by the votes on Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership. At this stage only the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs voted, but the wording adopted is close to what will go to the plenary session in December. The main battle concerned the European Parliament’s position towards the Association Agreement that is… » 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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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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