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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…


Paweł Adamowicz died

Just few minutes away the most terrible news came. Paweł Adamowicz, stabbed yesterday evening during a concert of the charity event in his home Gdańsk, passed away a few moments ago. Marches Against Violence will…



ALERT! Mayor of Gdańsk attacked UPDATE

At 20:00 on Sunday night Paweł Adamowicz (53) was stabbed in the stomach multiple times during a concert organised on the occasion of the 2019 grand finale of the Great Orchestra of the Christmas Charity….


Europe’s biggest charity takes on the government

Last year (2018) the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity collected 126 373 804 zł, or some 29 million Euro, making it one of the largest charity events in the world. This year final figures are…


Facebook bans 16 Polish pages

Facebook deleted 16 pages for violations of its internal rules. Some of the pages were followed by up to 320,000 people. Facebook was fast to assure that it was not about the content of what…


Warsaw brief news 12 Jan 2019

1. Spy story in Warsaw: a Huawei employee and an ex-ABW officer (Internal Security Agency) have been arrested for alleged spying. 2. Teachers on strike: following ZNP, a second trade union FZZ announced they will…


Has Brexit already happened?

Am I dreaming? Has Brexit already taken place? According to the EU rules, the geo-blocking is no longer allowed. Yet, when I wanted to see Brexit: The Uncivil War on Channel 4 this weekend, I…


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