Poland Archive

  • Radoslaw Sikorski: I fear Germany’s power less than her inactivity

    The break up of the eurozone would be a crisis of apocalyptic proportions, going beyond our financial system. Once the logic of “each man for himself” takes hold, can we really trust everyone to act in a communitarian way and resist the temptation to settle […]

    Full Story

  • Poland is the right place to hold a summit seeking unanimity

    The finance ministers of the eurozone member states will gather in Wroclaw, Poland, on Friday for a meeting to discuss the financial crisis.  Poland is the right place to hold such a meeting. I don’t mean Poland because it holds the presidency of the Council […]

    Full Story

  • Donald Tusk: European integration is not a threat to sovereignty

    “We lived for many years as a non-sovereign country, under Soviet occupation. For us European integration is not a threat to sovereignty because we experienced not long ago a serious threat to our sovereignty.” Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, 1 July 2011 Reported at http://euobserver.com/9/32578/?rk=1

    Full Story

  • How do you solve a problem like Radio Maria

    By Richard Laming Published in EUobserver, 19 June 2007 The European Council meeting later this week is one for the connoisseur. Not only do we have a big issue at stake – the future of the constitutional treaty– we also have major uncertainty about the possibility […]

    Full Story

  • Europe needs a policy of energy

    By Richard Laming Published in EUobserver, 3 May 2006 Those were strong words from Polish defence minister Radek Sikorski at the weekend, comparing the proposed new pipeline between Russia and Germany with the Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939. What a way to mark the second anniversary of […]

    Full Story