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Blair for Brown-Tusk Breakfast

Blair for Brown-Tusk Breakfast

The British prime minister arrives in Warsaw today. One of the purposes of his visit is to convince Donald Tusk to support Tony Blair for the president of the EU Council.

Missile Shield Still in the Game

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried arrives in Warsaw today. His talks with Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski can have important significance for the future of the US anti-missile defence in Poland, Gazeta has learned.

Lavrov Visit: Warsaw Bracing Itself for a Firm Talk

Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, arrives in Warsaw a week from today. 'A firm position towards Russia doesn't have to mean isolation', Prime Minister Donald Tusk said yesterday.

Nangar Khel Comes Up

Nangar Khel Comes Up

five judges (three professional ones and two jurors, plus two reserve judges). 'There is nothing to prevent this trial from beginning,' Lt Col Korkus said yesterday.The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Warsaw has confirmed the receipt of notifications for the injured parties

Kosovo and the Polish Diplomatic Embarrassment

Kosovo and the Polish Diplomatic Embarrassment

It took the government a week to decide that it was the cabinet, after all, that had the decisive say on the issue and that Poland's partners from the US and the EU expected it to recognise Kosovo's independence. At that point, both the coalition and the opposition woke up: how to do it without alie

A Polish Jewess returns home

A Polish Jewess returns home

; cows walk on the cemetery and shit between the tombstones. And she asked why it must be so. And why trees grow in the synagogue. Everyone gave some money. Enough to put a fence around the cemetery and to bring some order to the synagogue. Today, the synagogue has a roof and the cemetery is fenced. That

Honorary Citizen Meets Professor Kaczyński

Honorary Citizen Meets Professor Kaczyński

Chinese? 'The original text message was a mistake,' said Mr Kownacki, whom Gazeta talked to during the meeting. ''The President decided only today to go forward with the meeting. He indeed wanted to avoid diplomatic friction and putting Polish interests at risk. A letter I received forty minutes ago from

Madonna dziś odwiedzi Auschwitz

Madonna dziś odwiedzi Auschwitz

Na terenie obozu Madonna miała pojawić się ok. 14.00 - podały TVN24, RMF FM i PAP. "I'm headed to Auchwitz today.. I could not go to Poland and not find my way there.. Tonight I'll be in Warsaw" - napisał na Twitterze ok. 10.30 Guy Oseary, menadżer piosenkarki. Przed godziną 13. w

Anti-missile Shield: Gov't Stakes Everything on One Card

Anti-missile Shield: Gov't Stakes Everything on One Card

whether the Polish armed forces wouldn't be better equipped and more efficient today if back in 2003, before agreeing for Poland to join the Iraqi coalition, Prime Minister Leszek Miller and President Aleksander Kwaśniewski had demanded something in return? Warsaw shouldn't make the same mistake again.

Uprising Anniversary Duly Celebrated

Uprising Anniversary Duly Celebrated

Maklakiewicz. 'The 1944 uprising is a myth today. Why? Because it has lived up to the role of a myth. Because the heroism of the Uprising soldiers finds an expression in this myth,' argued the president. And Gen Zbigniew 'Motyl' Ścibor Rylski, head of the Association of Warsaw Uprising Soldiers, added, 'The

A Solidarity Monument in Berlin?

darling. Today, Polish and German diplomats believe the case could be moved forward. And time is pressing because the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall is just half a year away.The idea of commemorating Solidarity in Berlin raises no controversy in Germany. It was supported in comments for Gazeta

The Pension System in Ruins? Will They Let Us Withdraw Our OFE Billions?

The Pension System in Ruins? Will They Let Us Withdraw Our OFE Billions?

collapse'.The cause of all this confusion is Adam Mielczarek, a 32-year-old from Warsaw. For nine years now, against the law, he has refused to join any open pension fund. He has also gone to the courts, asking whether the government can force citizens to save in the OFEs against their will.Today's session

Europe Moves East

Europe Moves East

between the demonstrations in Madrid and Warsaw suggest that the distinction between Old and New Europe remains valid, though not in the way that Rumsfeld meant.Of course, it would be inaccurate to oppose a thriving Poland to a collapsing Spain. Given the overall European crisis, even Poland's economy is

Appeal for the Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty

Together with united Europe's other nation states, Poland had decided to reform the EU through the Lisbon Treaty. We were gearing up to celebrate its ratification by Poland during the Schuman Parade on 10 May in Warsaw. We were hoping to send Europe a clear message: that we are finally 'for' rather

Kosovo and the Polish Question

Kosovo and the Polish Question

Poland's relations with Tbilisi that Warsaw recognises Kosovo's independence a week or even two later? But if this is to improve the quality of the cohabitation between the President and the Prime Minister, then why not.There will be more pretexts such as this one to show that the President matters. The

Unfreezing Moscow

Unfreezing Moscow

There has long been no such move in Polish-Russian relations, even though no breakthrough has been achieved in the Katyn debate and the Russians remain deaf to Poland's objections against the Russo-German Nord Stream pipeline. But in other matters Warsaw and Moscow are finally starting to talk like

Poland Expecting Merkel, Putin, Kouchner, Miliband

Poland Expecting Merkel, Putin, Kouchner, Miliband

, which were Poland's allies in 1939, will be represented by foreign ministers Bernard Kouchner and David Miliband. In all, Warsaw is expecting the arrival of 14 prime ministers and 7 foreign ministers. 'Three major anniversary events take place in Europe this year: the anniversaries of 1 September 1939

Poland and Germany Together for Georgia

Poland and Germany Together for Georgia

the EU in June. According to the Germans, it perfectly fits the situation', a Polish diplomat says.Within the Easter Partnership framework, the EU is to support the modernisation and democratisation of Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and conditionally, Belarus. Today the programme

Consumer Debt Default on the Rise

instalments have risen at an alarming pace: from an initial PLN 778 to PLN 894 today', Mr Marian from Warsaw told Gazeta.Bankers reassure that, according to the report, the default rate is the highest in cash loans, where it's approximately at 10 percent. As far as mortgage loans are concerned, accounting for

Family Scenes from the Uprising

Family Scenes from the Uprising

clientele of the summer resorts stretching alongside the Warsaw-Otwock railway. And finally scenes from the Warsaw Uprising. They are drastic. We watch the tenement house at 41 Dolna street in Mokotów, torn in half by a bomb or a heavy mortar shell. One of the walls has collapsed. The wooden ceilings have

An Irishman Who Wants to Overturn Lisbon in Poland

An Irishman Who Wants to Overturn Lisbon in Poland

, but an opponent of the Lisbon treaty, which, he said, gave Brussels too much power.The strategy proved unbeatable. As a result, the cabinet of Brian Cowen lost the 12 June referendum and Europe faces a big problem today. The Irish have rejected a treaty that was to make the EU's stronger and more

Warsaw Wants More EU Defence Policy, Sikorski Tells Kouchner

Warsaw Wants More EU Defence Policy, Sikorski Tells Kouchner

Chobielin near Bydgoszcz in northern Poland, and then officially on Monday in Ożarów near Warsaw at an annual conference of Polish ambassadors. During their dinner in Chobielin, Mr Sikorski presented Mr Kouchner with what is now an unofficial document on the strengthening of the EU's defence policy. 'It

What Washington Wants From Moscow in Exchange for Missile Defence

What Washington Wants From Moscow in Exchange for Missile Defence

Dmitri Babich, a Moscow expert, tells Gazeta, 'Washington clearly overestimates our pull in Iran. In reality it's not so great.' Three options are being seriously considered in Washington today: 1. Washington and Moscow end Iran's nuclear ambitions, the US shelves the missile defence project in Europe; 2

A German Europe?

In this Europe, the important moves are now sometimes made in Stockholm or Warsaw, not only in Berlin, Paris, or London. And, with major foreign-policy issues on Europe's doorstep - whether in Egypt, Belarus, or now Syria - useful European initiatives are to be welcomed, regardless of where they

Privatisation Plan Collapsing

Mr Grad's privatisation plan was to be discussed by the cabinet today. But it won't be. 'The Council of Ministers' Permanent Committee has asked for legal opinions concerning the planned sale of certain companies,' Treasury spokesperson Maciej Wewiór told Gazeta last night. The prime minister said

President and Cabinet Unanimous on Russia and Georgia Ahead of EU Summit

The president and the prime minister will meet in Warsaw today to align their positions for the emergency EU summit on the Russia-Georgia conflict, scheduled for Monday. They are likely to fly to Brussels aboard the same plane.Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, which holds the EU presidency

Mr Sikorski's Diplomacy: the Plans Unveiled, We're Waiting for the Effects

, the middle-aged, most promising generation of diplomatic personnel is gone. Instead, Poland has ambassadors today, even in important European countries, who don't speak fluent English. Mr Sikorski has therefore set himself some very ambitious targets. If he meets them, he'll be remembered not only by

Central European Leaders Call Obama Not to Check Region Off

undergoing its most severe test ever today. 'As the new Obama Administration sets its foreign-policy priorities,' we read in the letter, 'our region is one part of the world that Americans have largely stopped worrying about. Indeed, at times we have the impression that U.S. policy was so successful [here

New NKVD Graves Discovered in Poland's Former East

of the opposition movement For Freedom), and in the remnants of the clothes - a pack of cigarettes from the Warsaw-based factory Progress. 'We've discovered 20-30 bodies. There can be more deeper down,' says father Sarhey Gramyka, the parish priest. Father Gramyka explains that because of the smell

A Great Coming Back from the Isles

than before. Both the experts and the emigrants themselves are talking about it', Joanna Tyrowicz, economist at Warsaw University told Gazeta.Experts stress that no precise data on Poles' migration levels are available. So what circumstances do they base their views on? Figures from the UK's Worker

Who and How Celebrated 3 May

'I will do everything I can for the country to follow on the democratic path. For the Polish state to be strong, able to protect the weak, to treat its citizens equally. For honesty to prevail, not cynicism or villainy', president Lech Kaczyński declared at the Royal Castle in Warsaw yesterday. He

Sikorski, Kwaśniewski and Russia

To make things clear, let me say that I think it would be great if the post ended up occupied by any of the Polish candidates. I consider Radek Sikorski to be the most talented Polish politician on the international scene today. Aleksander Kwaśniewski is a co-author of the Polish democracy's

Haemophiliacs Vs. Poland

haemorrhage, which often leads to disability.The first hearing in the haemophiliacs' case against Poland will take place in Warsaw today. 'I represent 215 persons who had contracted hepatitis C through blood medications', said counsel Małgorzata Szczypińska-Kozioł. 'I want Poland, like 21 other states so far

The True Story of the Bielski Brothers

Poles.'This movie will trigger off a national debate comparable to those provoked by Jan Tomasz Gross's books,' writes Tomasz Dostatni, a Dominican friar, on jewish.org.pl.Who is Tuvia Bielski?He was born in 1906 in a small village near Nowogrodek (today Navahrudak, Belarus) as the son of a Jewish

Time to Ratify New START

military threat from Russia, most of the world's active tactical or sub-strategic nuclear weapons today seem to be deployed just east of Poland's borders, in speculative preparation for conflict in Europe. The cataclysmic potential of such a conflict makes it essential to limit and eventually eliminate

Mr Tusk's Eastern Partnership

, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and, conditionally, Belarus, today ruled by an authoritarian regime.The document will not speak of a 'membership prospect' for these countries - there's no good mood for enlargement in Europe, so such a suggestion would ground the project before it even took off. Still, Gazeta's

Belarus Complicating the Hlybokaye Case

, including, for instance, Russia introducing an embargo on Belarussian dairy imports. Mr Bernikovich says it is possible that Minsk wants to put prime minister Vladimir Putin in an awkward position ahead of his planned 1 September visit to Warsaw. Mr Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, has long been openly

Poles Swollen with Pride with Their Achievements

of 'success in life' or 'pride with personal achievements' was almost twice rarer than today. Over the last 20 years Poles have come to believe they are in charge of their lives, that it is one them that their success and prosperity depends. The attitude of 'I have achieved, I have succeeded' has

Three Days Left for the Shield

The negotiations are pending and president Lech Kaczyński is to meet the prime minister later today to discuss their progress. But, according to Mr Tusk's close aide, as of late yesterday the meeting still hadn't been confirmed.During the next three days Mr Tusk and Foreign Minister Radosław

Schengen: New Iron Curtain Rising

'This is threatening to create a new iron curtain', warns Grzegorz Gromadzki at the Batory (Soros) Foundation in Warsaw. The Foundation has carried out research to see how the Visegrad Group countries' visa policies have changed following their entrance to the Schengen zone. Poland has been in the

Beautiful Yulia Saving the Euro

morning, I took a call from his spokesperson. He was out of breath and very agitated. 'We can't come. PM Tymoshenko is due here on Saturday. We are to talk about the Euro. We've been told today, there's a full-scale mobilisation in the city'.On Monday, Ms Tymoshenko spoke in Warsaw to Prime Minister

SLD Finds Its Way Back to TVP

seemed a curious episode, today appears to be a stable construction. The prevailing opinion in the corridors of the sprawling complex at Woronicza Street in Warsaw is that the current management will remain in place for half a year and prepare ground for the institution's handover to a coalition of the

PiS Without Growth Potential, Poll Shows

party in Poland and few respondents name it as their 'reserve' party. What is more, the PiS's negative electorate has been growing. Before the 2007 general elections, 34 percent of respondents (a CBOS poll) said they would not vote for the PiS in any case, today (the Gazeta poll) the proportion risen to

Big Brains from Europe Coming

Street Journal. Today he is a top expert on innovation and human capital. Founder of the Lisbon Council, which promotes European competitiveness. All these 'wise men' will meet in Warsaw on 27-28 May. The next meeting will probably take place in the autumn. In early 2010, they will present their first

Papal Relics? No!

the world. These are usually bone fragments', confirmed Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz, the Warsaw metropolitan.All clerics Gazeta talked to suggested that the most important relic would probably go to the Wawel cathedral in Cracow, due to the fact that at the moment of his election for pope in 1978, Karol

The Church's Sinful Secret

any of the boys.'I didn't receive such orders from the Archbishop', says Bishop Stefanek, today the bishop of Łomża. Embittered, the tutors asked two monks for help. Bishop Stefanek's superior, Archbishop Marian Przykucki, received them. 'He told us he was sorry about the matter and would help to

Tusk: Find More Women

leader out of someone who isn't. This is creating women leaders in an artificial manner. I don't intend to cede my place to a woman only because she is a woman,' a member of the PO's decision-making body tells Gazeta. Outside Warsaw, the sentiment is the same. 'We can't use social engineering and break

Patriot Games

The Pentagon didn't want to tie the missile shield talks to the issue of the Polish armed forces' modernisation. It believes the Polish demands are just a wild request programme, Gazeta's sources say. To make matters worse, Warsaw has been unable to logically justify its demands.'The Poles have

Court Control Over Legal Interception Fictional, Inspection Finds

planed at a public hospital, an office, or a ministry to find out about possible corruption.Permission for such a tap is requested by the head of the given agency with the Prosecutor General. If the latter agrees, the request then goes to the District Court in Warsaw. Only the judge reviewing it has no

Bring Them In: Poles Firmly for Gender Parity

the European Parliament does. And if we can't count on the EU for help, we'd like to see gender parity in the hope that women wouldn't be fighting for power in such shameful ways as men do,' comments social psychologist Janusz Czapiński. Women account for 20 percent of Sejm members today and for just

Polish Wrangle over Nato Head

offered our support, consultations would be carried out with two countries today, not just one', stressed Mr Sikorski, referring to Turkey. According to government sources, the instructions were for the president to stall for time so that Mr Rasmussen's candidature would not be agreed upon on the first

Tusk Tries to Integrate EU

The EU is in a dangerously straddled position today. Some member states - France, Italy - want to save their economies at others' expense. Paris, for instance, is planning to subsidise its car manufacturers, in return expecting them not to close down assembly plants in France; let they close those

European Studies and Doing the Dishes

the family model. In the past, when working abroad was illegal and the future in Poland uncertain, such emigration made sense. That's why the fathers, uncles and older brothers were going. Young people today want to do the same.A research conducted in the Podlasie region in north-eastern Poland, where

Mr Tusk's Energy Pact

mechanisms. Today, one of the directives says that the EU has to react if 'significant supply disruptions' have occurred, that is, when over 20 percent of EU-wide gas supplies are under threat.Mr Tusk wants this definition to be amended so that the solidarity clause would be activated if over 50 percent of

Will Condoleeza Rice Stop Russia?

articles in a Polish newspaper is a token of the evolution Poland has undergone. Warsaw is regarded by the US and Russia today as an important international player. If it were otherwise, such high-ranking figures wouldn't bother trying to win the Polish public opinion over for their arguments. In fact

Mr Lavrov's Offer

Sergey Lavrov's visit to Warsaw is the first trip of a major Russian politician to an EU country following the Russia-Georgia war. It hung by the thread - in mid-August signals came from the Russian Foreign Ministry it might be cancelled to punish Poland for her support for Georgia.But Russia

From Poor Policies to Bad Geopolitics

became a European democracy, a member of the euroatlantic security system, a country of good relations with all of its neighbours. For the first time in its history.Poland also became a country that was respected by others and held up as a model to follow. Today, two years after Jarosław Kaczyński and

War of Nerves Over Lisbon Treaty

higher echelons. But an extreme one'.The PSL, which has 5-percent support in the polls, hates the idea. In private, few deputies believe in the prospect of early elections.Sejm speaker Bronisław Komorowski said an amended referendum bill could be ready for voting as early as today. If parliament fails to

My Dear Gustaw

Corruption in the Palace of Justice, 'for an actor arriving to Warsaw from the provinces to win such an unanimous recognition from his first performance. Mr Holoubek won everyone over immediately. If an Oscar were awarded in Poland for best theatre acting performance, and if it were up to me, I wouldn't

The Coal Mine. A Cemetery

' (School with Class), PO Box 36, 02-783 Warsaw 59, adding 'Solidarity with Donetsk' on the envelope.Polish Humanitarian Action has pledged to start a collection of money for the Donetsk families any day now.The Union of Ukrainians in Poland has also pledged to help. 'We can provide translators, assist in

Koncertowo!

promował swój najnowszy, nagrany we współpracy z Brianem Eno album "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today". Fani szykują się też na występ Lamb 14 sierpnia w Palladium - brytyjskiej grupy electroalternatywnej, znanej m.in. przeboju "Górecki" (inspirowanego muzyką polskiego

The Long Shadow of Calumny

their honour, as always) that he had stolen the Polish kings' crowns from the city of Vladimir. At the moment when Tukhachevsky's armies were advancing to the suburbs of Warsaw, the Polish public lent credence to claims that there was a secret telephone hotline between the Belvedere and the Soviet

Obama's Moscow Visit as Seen from Warsaw

total flop, one that had an adverse effect on the subsequent years of his presidency. George W. Bush called Vladimir Putin his friend after first meeting him - and from there things only got worse. Barack Obama's Moscow visit ending today had fundamental significance for Poland. Obama emerged from it

How Much Should Sex Matter?

pink stamp on their forehead." A Canadian couple wondered why "the whole world must know what is between the baby's legs."Jane McCreedie, the author of Making Girls and Boys: Inside the Science of Sex, criticizes these couples for going too far. In the world as it is today, she has a

Three Tasks for Buzek

this, but today we have a problem of reconciling ambitious climate policy goals with what is actually feasible. Thirdly, the EU's international presence. The parliament doesn't have too much power in this regard but in the past it did quite a lot to, for instance, promote the democratic model. All

Re-Setting the NATO-Russia Relationship

Reassuring alliance governments does not require only that "any constructive engagement would have to be based on military reassurances within NATO," as prominent experts like Wolfgang Ischinger and Ulrich Weisser have said. Security assurances should also comprise confidence-building meas

Why Did Barbara Blida Die?

wife is the president of the District Court in Katowice. According to Kaczmarek, Święczkowski mentioned the fact during the meeting with the Prime Minister as a guarantee that the court would play along), and Grzegorz Ocieczek, then ABW vice-head, who came from Warsaw on the day of the arrest and was

Barbara Bokus

language (In honor of Grace Wales Shugar). Warszawa: Matrix. Bokus, B. (red.) (2010). Studies in the Psychology of Language and Communication (In honor of Ida Kurcz). Warsaw: Matrix. Bokus, B. (red.) (2011). The Humanities Today and the Idea of Interdisciplinary Studies (In honor of Jerzy Axer). Warsaw

Adam Zamoyski

. A Treveller's Gazetteer, John Murray, Londyn 2001 The Czartoryski Museum, Azimuth Editions, Londyn 2001 1812. Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow, HarperCollins, Londyn 2004 (I wyd. pol. 1812. Wojna z Rosją, Znak, Kraków 2007) Warsaw 1920. Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe (I wyd. pol. Warszawa 1920. Nieudany

Steven Zaloga

Zalogi ukazało się w języku polskim w ramach polskojęzycznej edycji serii Ospreya wydanej w Polsce "Wielkie bitwy II wojny światowej". Były to np. "Wyzwolenia Paryża. Wyścig ku Sekwanie". Wydane publikacje 1980: Modern Soviet Armor: Combat Vehicles of the USSR and Warsaw Pact Today (Prentice/Hall. ISBN

Raul Hilberg

Press of America, 1995 The Holocaust today; Syracuse Univ. Press, 1988 (ed.). Documents of destruction: Germany and Jewry, 1933-1945; Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1971 Hilberg, Raul (ed.), et al. The Warsaw diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom; Stein and Day, New York, 1979 Pamięć i polityka. Droga

1981 w muzyce

– Oscar Moore, amerykański gitarzysta jazzowy (ur. 1916) 29 października – Georges Brassens, francuski bard, poeta i kompozytor (ur. 1921) 27 grudnia – Hoagy Carmichael, amerykański kompozytor, pieśniarz, autor tekstów piosenek, aktor (ur. 1899) Albumy polskie Warsaw Nights – 2 plus 1

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