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European Coalition for Poland

The European Coalition for Poland is a new initiative of former Polish pro-European prime ministers and foreign ministers, who have joined forces to stop the anti-European march of the Law and Justice. Will they succeed?…


Norway to expel Polish consul: EU reacts

Migrant families are particularly exposed in Norway to a powerful agency Barnevernet. Now one of their protectors, consul Sławomir Kowalski, is to be expelled. Polish and EU diplomats react. Act 1: The accusation 21 January:…


Kosiniak-Kamysz: PSL like CSU

Last Friday the leader of the Polish People’s Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL) Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz gave a major policy interview in Dziennik-Gazeta Prawna. In it he outlined the main issues his party has to confront…


The Kaczyński Tapes

On Tuesday morning yesterday news feel like last winter Olympics: long gone. Monday is full of corruption stories. This week’s Monday is an entrée for the big story, as announced, which is scheduled for Tuesday….


Four Corruption Waves Hit PiS

It is a common knowledge: corruption scandals take down governments. How you deal with them is crucial for any party survival. Three years into government, PiS is facing challenges on multiple fronts. Case 1: Military…




EP Elections: This Time I’m Voting

Ever since 1979 the turnout in the European elections has been lower than five years before. In 2014 the first indications suggested the trend might have been stopped. Unfortunately when the final data came through,…


Poland v. Hate speech

Following the tragic events in Gdańsk ten days ago, Poland undergoes a new debate: how to deal with the hate speech that has spread so massively? It has been part of a wider discussion for…


Czaputowicz bravado on the Brexit backstop

Two days ago, minister Jacek Czaputowicz spoke to the daily Rzeczpospolita about Brexit’s backstop. The Bravado Monday, 21 January. Minister of foreign affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in discussion with Jędrzej Bielecki, a journalist of Rzeczpospolita. The…


The Opposition Prepares for Battle

Ever since the local and regional elections in October and November 2018, the opinion polls have been stable. PiS support is between 30 and 40%, depending on methodology, and PiS is always first. Behind –…


Poland to open a lobby centre in Brussels

The Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology wants to open a Polish lobby hub in Brussels. Why? There are almost 12,000 registered lobbyists in the European Transparency Register, 227 of them are located in Poland…




Brexit: EP size uncertain

Earlier this week Theresa May lost her Withdraw Agreement vote. The next day the House of Commons kept her in office. All this is the debate about the future of the United Kingdom relationship with…


The Adamowicz Murder Fall-Out

The Adamowicz murder has stunned and shaken Europe. The Compassion The Gdańsk mayor has been stabbed on the evening of 13 January. He died the next day. The immediate reactions of condolences are beautiful and…


How MEPs are elected in Poland

Elections to the European Parliament in Poland will take place on Sunday 26 May 2019, together with 20 other EU countries. Only 6 countries have elections on Thursday, Friday or Saturday ahead of the Sunday…




Gowin take on Europe

On Sunday, 13 January 2019, Jarosław Gowin hold the first congress of his small political party, the Agreement of Jarosław Gowin (Porozumienie Jarosława Gowina, P) in the ancient Polish city of Kraków. The party has…


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