Opinion & Blogs

Three elements seem to have played a decisive role in this: voluntary servitude, the Polish brand of inferiority complex, and a deep-seated Polish anti-Semitism and more general exclusivism. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 1:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The European Parliament opened its doors to the French president Macron last week to hear his vision for the European … [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 7:09:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Can I imagine a George Bush Fund? A Dan Quayle Fund? Even a Ted Kennedy or a Dan Rostenkowski Fund? How many Americans, old or young, would donate their wedding bands, or even their talents “for the good of the Republic”? [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 8:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Abortion has long been criminalised in Brazil. It is an issue that many have all but given up on – except for feminist movements. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 1:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A literary star in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk is hotly tipped to win the Man Booker international prize. She talks about facing controversy at home and the armed bodyguards hired to protect herWhen Olga Tokarczuk’s sixth novel, Flights, was about to be published in the UK last year the Bookseller trilled [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Visual Culture Research Center announces The Kyiv International – ’68 NOW program. The events will take place on May 11–25 in the Kyiv’s House of Cinema in the format of an international forum for art and knowledge. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018 8:39:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Judge dismisses claims by Polish government that logging was necessary to protect ancient forest from outbreak of bark beetlesThe EU’s highest court has ruled that Poland’s logging in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest is illegal, potentially opening the door to multi-million euro fines.At least 10,000 trees are thought to have been [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 12:42:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Saturday language schools urged to rule out cooperation with radical and extremist groupsAn association for Polish community schools in the UK has warned its members to be vigilant amid concerns that some have connections with groups and individuals associated with the far right.The Guardian reported on Sunday that photos posted [...]
Fri, Apr 06, 2018 3:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki and Krystyna Olliffe of the Polish Education Society respond to claims about links between far-right organisations and schools in Britain attended by children of Polish heritageReading your article (Polish schools in UK accused of links to far-right associates, 2 April) one can get the impression that a [...]
Fri, Apr 06, 2018 3:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
As Hungarians vote on Sunday, Britain is shamefully courting the Orbán regime as it tries to get a favourable Brexit dealIs Hungary still a democracy? It was a question I posed to Nóra Köves, an activist with the pro-democracy Eötvös Károly Institute, in the Castro Bistro café in central Budapest. [...]
Fri, Apr 06, 2018 12:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source