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Smack Down in the Party of Love
Known from the front pages of newspapers, the PO MP from Schetyna’s faction, speaking about Tusk, specified that he had “that piece of shit” on his mind. Tusk is a “piece of shit" because the MP got a "tip-off" that the treasury office is interested in firms where he once held leadership roles. They are even checking if documents in a certain bankruptcy proceeding were filed on time, that is, they are “relentlessly" searching for "some dirt" on him.
All-Russia People's Front emerges as a new political power
All-Russian People’s Front has been granted places on One Russia’s electoral lists as a result of parliamentary voting in December 2011. It looks as if the time came to sanction Vladimir Putin’s organisation activity therefore the party’s founding convention is to take place in June. Peoples Front was established in May 2011 following Putin’s initiative. Amongst its ranks one can find members of working unions, selection of local initiatives, and non-governmental organizations supporting Kremlin. Formally, Front has also...
Russia active policy on South American armaments' market
It looks as if Russian efforts aimed at expansion on military supply markets in South America are successful. Peru is interested in buying seven hundred KAMAZ trucks and new batch of Mi-8/17 choppers – informed Russian delegation representative hosted at the new technologies exhibition in Lima. Peru announced also its interest in testing T-90S tank which was presented at the exhibition.  ‘Russia discuss with Peru signing an agreement on delivering KAMAZ production of different types’ said Sergey Goreslavsky, heading...
State of emergency before the Olympics
In the end of April we recalled the former announcement of the President of Kabardino-Balkaria, Arsen Kanokov, who announced the then  that: ‘we have to do everything to prevent incidents which might have had negative impact on Russia’s image as an Olympic games’ host country. Recently his announcements have been put into action. In Elbrus region, located in the South-West part of the republic, the authorities introduced state of emergency (so called anti-terrorist operation regime, which once became a legal base for...
Fifteen hundred killed in a 'free-of-war' zone
As many as fifteen hundred families of functionaries and employees of government offices who had been killed by the Chechnyan insurgents received subsistence allowances and other forms of material support from Akhmat Khadyrov foundation.      Payments were made on Remembrance and Sorrow Day of Republic’s Nations, commemorated every 10 May since 2011. Before that day commemorations had been usually held on 23 February on the day the mass deportation of Chechens and Ingush to Kazakhstan and Central Asia...
Statement in support of the Hungarian intellectuals
Statement from President Lech Kaczynski Academic Civic Clubs in Poznań, Kraków, Warszawa, Łódź in support of the open letter to Europe's citizens issued by Hungarian intellectuals   We, members of the academic community assembled in the Academic Civic Clubs (AKO) want to express our solidarity with the Hungarian intellectuals – signatories of the open letter "To Europe's citizens". We fully support the letter – both its dramatic form and the painful accuracy with which it depicts the present situation of Hungary. We...
Moldavia refuses celebrating the 'Victory Day'
This is not the best time to talk about winners and losers – all became victims of the two tyrants – Hitler and Stalin who were the originators of that conflict – said Ana Gutu from Moldavian Liberal Party. Gutu proposed to give up commemorating Victory Day, traditionally celebrated in the post-soviet zone on 9 May. Instead she proposed to celebrate the Commemoration Day on 8 May. ‘Soviets victory over fascism is just one of the history interpretations.    The Unionists Movement announced it would try to disturb...
Working Hero of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin persists with his efforts to enhance Russian nostalgia for the Soviet Union. The latest manifestation of that strategy is re-establishing old, Stalin-era decoration of Working Hero.   ‘Working Hero’ medal, established following Jozef Stalin order in 1927, has been recently re-established basing on Putin’s presidential decree. On 1 May 2013 (Workers Day) Putin decorated first five heroes during special ceremony broadcasted by the state TV.   Soviet Union Working Hero medal ceased to be bestowed in...
Fake Poland - series 2012, the new episode. Ernst & Young on corruption in Europe
Nearly sixty per cent of Polish businessmen, bankers, financial experts admit that corruption is everyday problem in their environment – as reports Ernst & Young in its annual fraud survey.    
How Azoty Was Conquered
The takeover of Azoty would signify Poland’s loss of a large portion of economic sovereignty. The Kremlin would gain a great tool that makes it possible to dictate the price of gas to Poland, hinder the exploitation of shale gas, and even influence the price of food. Aleksander Kwasniewski behaved like a subordinate lobbyist who doesn’t care about the interests of his own country. Polish chemistry, one of the few branches of our economy that survived after the so-called transformation, has an unusual history. From the...
Losing financial sovereignty
Shortly after signing and ratifying European fiscal pact Donald Tusk announced triumphantly that it secured Poland's factual participation in creating EU financial policy. However, as we can read in adopted silently regulations related to organising EU summits Poland will have no say, whatsoever. In March 2011 the Prime Minister acceded and signed a treaty titled: Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union, named commonly ‘fiscal pact’. In the beginning of this year government...
Maciej Lasek admits Donald Tusk actions in Smolensk's case were groundless and illegal
Chair of a new, Smolensk committee, established by the Polish Prime Minister, admitted that accepting the Chicago convention as a frame work for investigating into the Smolensk’s crash was groundless. ‘It was a military airplane, the flight itself was of a military character, the airport was military as well’ – told Lasek in an interview for Rzeczpospolita daily on Sunday.    Lasek admitted also that he knew from the beginning that there were no any chances for an international arbitration in regard to the...
A verison of the attack on 10 April 2010 is still being considered
In respond to Law and Justice’s senators enquiries related to the Smolensk tragedy, the Military Prosecutor General, Jerzy Artymiak, announced that the prosecutor’s office had not precluded a ‘third party actions’ in Smolensk on 10 April 2010, and such eventuality was still being considered. At this blog Janusz Wojciechowski, MEP, reminded queries of the Law and Justice’s senators addressed to the Prosecutor’s General, Andrzej Seremet. In respond to an announcement of group of senators his explanations delivered Jerzy...
Stairway to heaven?
Each day at the border crossing in Terespol up to several hundred individuals of Chechen origin applies for asylum. Despite all of them declare they want to stay in Poland for long, most of them, after leaving a train at the Polish side disappears into thin air – informs Gazeta Polska daily.
Will Russia Switch Our Premier?
Komorowski, Schetyna, people from the military services – this is the triumvirate that gains the most in the short term from the fall of Donald Tusk. The paradox lies in the fact that both the independence camp and the people from Moscow want the dismissal of Tusk. His resignation seems predetermined, but we do not know which of these two options will benefit from it.  
European Human Rights Tribunal: arresting Yulia Timoshenko was unlawful
According to the European Human Rights Tribunal in Strasbourg, arresting the former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Timoshenko, was unlawful and politically-based. At the same time the Tribunal decided that Timoshenko's complaint about tortures is groundless. Yulia Timoshenko was arrested during the trial as a result of which she was found guilty of violations while signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009 and sentenced to 7 years in prison. While signing these contracts, Timoshenko was the Ukrainian Prime Minister. The...
Russia-Japan: unsuccessful provocation of the Kremlin?
While the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is now visiting Moscow for the first time for the last 10 years and has announced the willingness to return to peace negotiations, in the Far East we can see some strange movements of the Russian aviation, which has made the planes of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces take some action. Officially, the Russians deny that there was a violation of the Japanese airspace. 2 Russian long-range aircraft, Tu-142, flew on Saturday over the Japanese Sea, near the north west coasts of...
Russian oppositionist opposes the Russian Federation
Alexy Navalny, who is considered to be one of the most prominent leaders of the Russian opposition, has said in an interview that the existence of the federation makes no sense. He would prefer Russia to be a unitary state. It turns out that the projects submitted by the authorities and by the opposition are sometimes the same. The Kremlin might soon decide to continue limiting national autonomies and later on - to abolish some autonomous republics. It turns out that Putin's plans are supported by ... some of the...
High taxes in Poland
It turns out that an average Pole needs to work for the state budget for nearly 6 months. In our country the Tax Freedom Day falls as late as on 12th June. According to the information obtained by the "Rzeczpospolita" daily, Spain is in a similar situation when it comes to working for the budget of the state. 9 other EU states are in a much better situation but as many as 16 EU states are in a situation worse than the one in Poland. It turns out that the Belgians pay the highest taxes. In Belgium the Tax Freedom Day is on...
Putin's enemy has been poisoned with arsenic trioxide
Will another Vladimir Putin's enemy die in dramatic circumstances? Tests done in a German clinic in the former Deputy Chairman of the Russian Olympic Committee, Akhmed Bilalov, who was responsible for building the Olympic objects for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, proved the presence of arsenic trioxide and molybdenum in his blood. The information about the high level of the poisons was confirmed by Wolfgang Kelling, the doctor taking care of the patient. Bilalov, who was in charge of the state company building the...
Georgia says "no" to Russia
The Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maya Panjikidze, has said that as long as Russia acknowledges 2 parts of Georgia as independent states, renewing the diplomatic relations will not be considered at any level. At the same time she stressed that during a scheduled meeting of the Georgian Prime Minister's special representative for the relations with Russia, Zurab Abashydze, with the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grigori Karasin, the issue of making the procedures to give Russian visas to Georgian...
Polish Minister of Justice has been dismissed
Prime Minister Donald Tusk has dismissed the Minister of Justice, Jaroslaw Gowin, for what he said about trading in human embroys. "Dismissing Jaroslaw Gowin from the office of the Minister of Justice is not connected with his views," assured Tusk. He added that the Ministry of Justice was not a place for "creating political situations troublesome for the whole cabinet and for the Prime Minister." The TVN 24 TV station and the "Gazeta Wyborcza" demanded for a whole week that the Minister of Justice should be dismissed....
The Ministry of Defence of WSI
Is it possible to get a few thousand dollars from the National Treasury “for free"? Of course, as long as you are a former official of the communist special services and offer to catch an Al-Qaeda leader. After a seven year investigation, the Military Regional Prosecutor’s Office (WPO) dismissed proceedings regarding the Military Information Services giving over 100 thousand dollars to Aleksander Makowski – a former Security Service official – for allegedly ensuring intelligence defence to Polish soldiers in...
Crime falls in areas of high immigration from Eastern Europe in England
Study conducted by scientists, which the "Observer" weekly refers to in its Sunday's issue, says that where after 2004 immigrants from the new countries of the European Union settled, crime has declined. There are fewer burglaries, acts of vandalism and car thefts. The presence of immigrants has made common crime rates fall in the areas where immigrants from Eastern Europe settled; at the same time the number of violent crimes has not changed. According to scientists from the London School of Economics & Political...
Latest survey: Law and Justice comes first
According to a street survey, conducted by the eurowybory.pl portal, Law and Justice (PiS) has received more support than Prime Minister Donald Tusk's party. 31.5% of the respondents voted for Jaroslaw Kaczynski's party while 30.8% voted for Civic Platform (PO). The Democratic Left Alliance Party (SLD) came third as it was supported by 14.1% of the respondents. The Palikot Movement (RP) party came fourth with the support amounting to 11.6%. All the other parties were supported by less than 5% of the respondents and would...
Vladimir Putin's "dialogue" with the press
"During his annual teledialogue the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, answered numerous questions asked by journalists and the Russian citizens. It turned out that one of the journalists was a high-rank Perm official," informs the arcana.pl portal. Sergey Malenko, during a teleconference with Vladimir Putin introduced himself as a "journalist from Perm" and asked "when the President would put Anatoli Chubays in prison," reports the portal. Putin eagerly answered Malenko's question. He said he was not going to defend...
Smolensk: a missed chance
A former military prosecutor claims in an interview for the "Nasz Dziennik" daily that what could be the basis to appoint a common Polish-Russian investigative team after the Smolensk plane crash could be a regulation included in Article 589b of the Code of Criminal Procedure. On the margin of the co-operation between the American and Russian services after the terrorist attack in Boston, attorney Marcin Madej, a former prosecutor from the Garrison Military Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw says that there was a legal basis to...
Did warrant officer Remigiusz Mus commit suicide? Prosecutor's office says he did
"The District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, investigating the causes of the death of the member of the crew of the Yak-40, which in 2010 landed in Smolensk, is to dismiss the investigation within the next few days," informs the tvp.pl info portal. The investigators consider personal problems to have been the cause of his death. "The analysis of the witnesses' statements, including the aircraftman's family and friends, supported with his psychological profile, did not make it possible to find any evidence showing that the...
In tribute to Cavalry Captain Pilecki - the man who gave his life for freedom
At night on 26/27 April 1943 from the German concentration camp in Auschwitz three of the detainees ran away – Edward Ciesielski, Jan Redzej, and Witold Pilecki. ‘We want to commemorate those who escaped not because that wanted to save their lives, but to deliver information about holocaust to the world’ – told niezalezna.pl Bogdan Wasztyl from the Auschwitz Memento Association. The Association organised a rally to commemorate the heroes’ escape. ‘We wanted to reconstruct a route of their escape in conditions and...
The Carnayev brothers - did the FBI fail to conduct due dilligence case study?
Elder of the Carnayev brothers – Tamerlan, mentioned ‘jihad’ while he phoned his mother in 2011 – informed American CBS TV. The phone chat has been recorded by the Russian secret services which reported the fact to the Americans. The American authorities learned about the phone recordings a few days ago. The US Prosecutor General, Eric Holder, announced that ‘this case is the ongoing one’ and refused to comment. The same did the Spokesman of the FBI, and his Russian counterparts.