Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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The Polish history after 1989 is very much bound up with the countries that emerged after the transition in Central and Eastern Europe. We cared about good relations with our neighbours, repeatedly boasting about the fact that all the neighbours were new and we did not have any serious conflict with any of them. Something… » read more

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In the Polish news, in the shadow of the anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy, there is the American struggle for the presidency and behind it – the efforts for the abolition of visas to the United States. Officially, the proud leaders of my country do not ask the Americans for anything, but the practice is… » read more

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When you read today’s press releases you can have the impression that the matter concerns the unification of Korea, peace in the Middle East or Ossetia’s annexation to Georgia. – The leaders met formally – Negotiations have started – There was a long crisis in the negotiations – For the whole time secret negotiations lasted… » read more

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Polish Minister Radoslaw Sikorski asked with a dramatic tone in the newspaper Le Monde why the European political class criticises Victor Orban and forgives his socialist predecessor. By the way, he explicitly supports the Hungarian leader and his politics, citing, among others, the 1,000 years of history and common kings. Before the Polish Foreign Minister… » read more

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Mr Prime Minister Donald Tusk has fulfilled another pre-election promise. He announced that the Polish-Lithuanian relations would be such as it is evaluated by the Polish community living in Lithuania. And the word became flesh. The relations of Poland with Lithuania are terrible and the Poles are taking to the streets in protest marches. The… » read more

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Germany is recently popular in Poland. As a leader or a hegemon (delete as appropriate). The differences between these two countries are best visible on the example of ACTA. The German government has not signed the agreement, respecting the objections of the Minister of Justice, although people did not protest in the streets. The Polish… » read more

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The internet users from Poland did not agree to participate in the Prime Minister’s “show-off”. They demand that the Civic Platform take a political stance, which means that they want Poland to have a possibility to withdraw from the ACTA agreement. They do not want to be a “fig leaf” to decisions taken previously. Since… » read more

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Well, it worked. It went just as I predicted yesterday. We have obtained more than what was promised at the beginning, but less than we wanted. The Prime Minister made ​​a good decision, very unified in the EU. It was agreed that the countries from outside the euro zone would also participate in the meetings… » read more

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