Opinion & Blogs

From the time he became the prime minister of Hungary, Orban was always interested in concentrating all the power in his hands. [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018 12:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Celebrate the rights of those 5 per cent who hold 80 per cent of the planet’s biodiversity. Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. [...]
Thu, Aug 09, 2018 2:42:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Björn Söder’s comments on Jewish and Sami people reveal his party’s disturbing instinct to rank people by originsSweden’s general election is just a month away, and the deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament has this summer repeated his claim that Jewish and Sami people are not Swedes. Björn Söder, of [...]
Wed, Aug 08, 2018 5:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Polish Parliament had unanimously approved an amendment to the drug law. Law and Justice is contributing yet another chapter to the pointless fight against legal highs in Poland. [...]
Tue, Aug 07, 2018 9:52:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Rights of EU citizens in Britain must be ‘ringfenced’, says Polish diaspora groupAn organisation representing the Polish diaspora in the UK has written to Theresa May urging her to ringfence the rights of EU citizens in the event of a “no deal” in Brexit negotiations. The Federation of Poles in [...]
Tue, Aug 07, 2018 7:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Trumpeter who created a unique jazz alchemy from a mix of artistic genresThe trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko, who has died aged 76, was an artist of genre-spanning vision and imagination who was a key figure of Polish jazz in the 1960s, and over the ensuing decades came to occupy [...]
Thu, Aug 02, 2018 2:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
In the Czech Republic, the real problem appears to be the communists, or rather, the spirits of the country's communist past [...]
Wed, Aug 01, 2018 12:43:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Michael O’Leary says transfers to fast-growing hub his answer to ‘strikes for the sake of it’ Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has threatened to move more jobs to Poland as the airline faces the prospect of more strikes by crews in Europe. Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers pledged [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 11:51:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
*Impressions from the Campus of European Alternatives 2018 “Why is it so dark in here,” whispers the person next to … [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 10:11:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Cecil Taylor and Don Cherry collaborator had continued to perform until a recent lung cancer diagnosisPolish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko has died aged 76, following a lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year.Tomasz Tłuczkiewicz, deputy head of Poland’s Jazz Association, confirmed that Stańko died early on Sunday at a Warsaw hospital. [...]
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 1:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source