One of Walesa’s eight children, Jaroslaw, is a representative at the European Parliament in Brussels, and spoke about his father in an interview withNewsweek. He said he had a long conversation with Walesa on March 9. “I told my father, with respect, that what he said was wrong, and we’ve agreed to disagree on this subject,” he said. Continue reading
1983: Lech Walesa, leader of Poland’s Solidarity labour movement, is named winner of Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading
US republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Poland on the final leg of a foreign tour that continues to provoke controversy.
In the Baltic port of Gdansk he met Lech Walesa, the former leader of the Solidarity movement that toppled the communist Polish government in the 1980’s. Continue reading
Solidarity, the trade union movement which led the Polish struggle against communist rule, distanced itself on Monday from a visit to Poland by U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying he supported attacks on unions in his own country. Continue reading
White House hopeful Mitt Romney was to hold talks with Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and the anti-communist icon Lech Walesa on Monday, as he makes his first venture beyond the old iron curtain.
On the final leg of a three-stop tour designed to burnish his foreign policy credentials, the Republican contender has chosen to visit a country which has notably testy relations with Russia and is now a key pillar of NATO and the EU. Continue reading
Poland’s government welcomed Mitt Romney’s planned visit to the country in late July, when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is set to meet the Polish leadership and former president Lech Walesa on a leg of his European tour. Continue reading
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet Poland’s former president and anti-communist freedom icon Lech Walesa this month, Walesa’s office said Friday.
They are due to meet July 30 in Walesa’s home, the Baltic port of Gdansk. Continue reading
Mitt Romney’s campaign is seeking to schedule a meeting between the GOP nominee and former Polish president Lech Walesa when Romney is overseas later this month, Romney insiders and foreign sources tell POLITICO. Continue reading
According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Continue reading