Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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It seems that the Polish government got lost in the case of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Yesterday morning the government’s spokesman Pawel Gras in a nonchalant way announced that here were no hack attacks against government’s websites. But facts that discredit the government will soon reach the Polish public opinion. Here they are: • October… » read more

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First, let me cite two quotations: I Question: So, is this mythical sum of €80 billion for Poland within the cohesion policy real? Answer: (…) The estimates are correct, but we know that the atmosphere prior to this discussion is simply terrible. Therefore I would caution against promising any sums. II The greatest danger is… » read more

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During the election campaign in Poland four musketeers – Polish Prime Minister Doland Tusk, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski and Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski – promised to Poles 300 billion zlotys from the EU budget. It seemed to me that at least one of them (Commissioner Lewandowski)… » 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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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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Finally, everyone can openly criticise Grzegorz Napieralski, the leader of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). The result of this party in the parliamentary elections justifies any term one might use to describe him. And those who were the most loyal, even slavish, during the whole campaign, today shout the loudest. If the Democratic Left Alliance… » read more

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Polish Law and Justice party, growled furiously that the European Union summit on the Eastern Partnership is a shame for Poland because the partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) have not joined a resolution condemning the situation in Belarus. I will write about the summit itself next week… » read more

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Politicians dream of nice pictures… of themselves, of course. The unattainable model was represented by Soviet leaders (imitated today in a modern version by Putin), but the beloved leader Kim Il Sung beat all of them. In 1989 I was at the festival of youth and students in Pyongyang. At every step, in publications, museums,… » read more

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