Monthly Archives: May 2011
The recovery in central Europe was driven by Germany and the powerful rebound in its exports. But now consumer demand is returning as a motor. Continue reading
Here’s a canny bit of marketing, from the Polish PM no less – a copy ofThe Witcher 2 for none other than Barack Obama.
Released in Irish stores last week, the game is a sequel to the well-received 2007 predecessor, a medieval fantasy RPG from developers CD Projekt RED STUDIO. So why wasÂ The Witcher 2 thrust into the hands of the worldâ€™s most powerful man and why was it by the Polish PM Donald Tusk? Continue reading
Judgment was given by a majority of six to one on May 10th, 2011
The Polish government was ordered to pay the applicant, Ms RR, â‚¬60,000 for violation of her rights under articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) and 8 (respect for family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights, in denying her timely access to prenatal tests to determine whether the foetus she was carrying suffered from congenital abnormalities. Continue reading
Secret prisons operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Polish territory violated international law and the Polish constitution according to legal experts, reported the daily Gazeta Wyborcza Monday, citing sources close to an investigation. Continue reading
Lech Walesa, the great hero of the Polish Solidarity movement, was in Washington earlier this week to receive the Ronald Reagan Centennial Award. He gave a terrific speech, which I attended,Â in which he referred to Cuba, one of the last remaining Marxist tyrannies, as a â€œJurassic Park of Communismâ€. Walesa remains one of the great political icons of our time, a brave freedom fighter who stood up to the Soviet Empire and led his people to liberty. Continue reading
He says he’s Polish by way of Chicago, that is, which according to local calculations is often said to be the largest city of Polonia outside Warsaw.
“If you live in Chicago and you haven’t become a little bit Polish,” Obama joked, “then something’s wrong with you.” Continue reading
President Barack Obama concluded a six-day trip to Europe by announcing Saturday that the United States has agreed to send F-16 fighter jets and C-130 cargo aircraft to train in Poland, a move Polish leadership welcomed as a sign of the U.S. commitment to defend Central and Eastern Europe. Continue reading
Capping an extensive trip abroad, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the United States must always ‘leave room’ to throw financial and moral support behind nations fighting for freedoms even during times of employment troubles and high gas prices at home.
President Barack Obama pledged close U.S. cooperation with Poland on Saturday on missile defense, the upgrading of its air defenses and in developing shale gas and nuclear power to boost its energy security. Continue reading