Contemporary Poland is a fine and pleasant place, a country that has found again its place in the realm of European culture and tradition where it always belonged. A less fine and pleasant thing about today’s Poland is, however, the omnipresence of hostility towards Russia. One does not have to love Russia, of course, and historically Poland may have serious grounds to feel animosity towards … Continue reading Poland and Russia: a relationship damaged beyond repair? It does not have to be
It is probably the greatest of all truism that in the XXI century the world changes very rapidly. The problem is that it has become immensly hard to keep up with all the changes, be it in the sphere of technology, views on adoption for homosexual couples or in the realm of grand politics. The risk is of interpreting the world of today but using … Continue reading Polish intellectual: “Brexit is like fascism and bolshevism”
Because current survey results should always be treated with caution, let’s take one from the past first. In 2015, 58 percent of Germans said that Germany should not provide military assistance to the ally in the event of a “serious military conflict” between Russia and a neighboring NATO country. In other countries, too, the willingness to comply with the obligation to provide assistance specified in … Continue reading A brain-dead Moloch called NATO – by Mathias Bröckers
Turkey’s announcement of its intention to open three Turkish schools in Germany has provoked a spate of critical reactions over the last week. The idea had been voiced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a way to balance out three German schools that are present in Turkey, one in the capital Ankara, the other two in Istanbul and Izmir. The officials negotiations between the … Continue reading Tolerance, multiculturalism and openness are just a bunch of empty words
It is one of the most surprising things of our times, how quickly groups, society and even established political parties radically change their mind on many key issues. For example, until a couple of years ago it would have made perfect sense for a left wing party to oppose the European Union on the grounds that the EU as an institution embodied and reflected the … Continue reading In embracing utopia, today’s leftists have forgot about the people
The issue of security has come to the fore in the days preceding the British general election. This is not only due to the visit of Donald Trump at the London NATO summit, an event that marks the 70 th anniversary of the organisation. What really got the ball rolling was a terrorist attack that took place in Central London, in which three people including … Continue reading Is Russia interfering in the UK elections?
No election in the UK can pass without the NHS being used as a political football: the current election campaign is no different. For those not attuned to the hustle and bustle of UK politics the NHS (National Health Service), established in 1948, is the system of public health care that provides medical assistance free at the point of entry for the entire UK population. … Continue reading Brexit and the NHS privatisation myth
In the 1970s Europe succumbed to a wave of heroin misuse. Heroin addiction had hitherto been viewed as an American problem, hence the term “American disease” became a colloquialism. Now as we approach 2020 Europe is confronting a second strain of the American disease: this time one in which big pharma produced synthetic opioids are the culprit. As in the 1970s the roots of this … Continue reading Is the US opioid crisis going to spread to Europe too?
This article originally appeared in Myśl Polska. You can find it here in Polish. The views expressed in the article are exclusively of the author and may not be shared by East & West. Of course, in terms of understanding political space and, naturally, taking into account geographical factors, i.e. rivers, mountains, climates, etc., we are referring to the western end of Eurasia here. Therefore … Continue reading Where is the end of Eurasia? – Antoni Koniuszewski
This article originally appeared in the Polish weekly magazine Myśl Polska. You can find the original text (in Polish) here. It is perfectly visible today that Polish energy policy (and not only) is the implementation of American strategy towards Europe and Russia. And this is why it ignores Polish true national interests so badly. Looking at Donald Trump’s actions, one would be excused for getting … Continue reading Reagan also tried to block the pipeline – Myśl Polska
Danny Nicol is a Professor of public law at the University of Westminster and he serves on the editorial board of the journal “Public Law”. He has written extensively on the European Union, the World Trade Organisation and the European Convention of Human rights. He is also co-founder of the campaign group “The Full Brexit”. East &West: You published an online story in the wake … Continue reading “Global governance is incompatible with democracy” – interview with Professor Danny Nicol
Enthusiastic supporters of the European Union appear to think that the inevitable alternative to a European Union would be chaos and war. This has been one of the key arguments in the debate around Brexit. Leave the EU and, almost by the sole force of a powerful unforgiving fate, for one reason or another, there will soon be war. But the EU is only the … Continue reading European Union or else war?
Not a day goes by in Poland without seeing a newspaper or magazine on the news-stands with a great cover title dedicated to homosexuality and LGBT rights, with the topic becoming extremely polarizing in recent months. “Homoterrorism”, “Soros attacks Poland” cry out some, while others respond: “Whoever is not supporting LGBT people is not a patriot”, “Whoever is silent is an accomplice”, in particular after … Continue reading In Poland, the “LGBT revolution” becomes a political issue
For many young Europeans from the older Europe, Poland may be the place to go CRACOW, Poland. Strolling through one giant and very modern shopping mall of one of Poland’s most industrious towns, with the familiar display of multinational brands, one may be forgiven for thinking this must not be too far away from what is traditionally considered the prosperous part of Europe, somewhere in … Continue reading Is it worth living in Poland?
For those who had closely followed Ukrainian events for the last couple of years, Poroshenko’s resounding defeat did not come as a surprise. After having obtained only 16% in the first round of the Presidential election on 31 March, he would have needed a miracle to beat his opponent, Vladimir Zelensky, who only political experience until now was to play an outsider becoming President of … Continue reading What to make of Zelensky’s victory in Ukraine
Wojciech Roszkowski is a Polish economic historian, professor and former member of the European Parliament. His latest book, published in 2018 (in Polish), is called: Roztrzaskane lustro. Upadek cywilizacji zachodniej (“Broken mirror: the decline of Western civilization”). You can find the book here. East & West: Dear Prof. Roszkowski, to many people in Europe and the US, members of the so-called intellectual elite and simple … Continue reading “Contemporary Western liberalism is not liberal at all”, interview with Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski
Bu metin otomatik olarak çevrildi. Lütfen hatalar için bize izin verin English version here AB parlamentosunun Türkiye’nin Avrupa Birliği’ne katılım müzakerelerini askıya alma konusundaki son oyu, Türk siyasi seçkinleri tarafından kınandı. AB oylama raporunda şöyle yazıyor: “AB katılım süreci, Türkiye’deki reformlar için güçlü bir motivasyon olsa da, son birkaç yıl boyunca hukukun üstünlüğü ve insan hakları alanlarında sert bir gerileme yaşandı” dedi. Ancak, geleneksel bilgeliğin … Continue reading Türkiye, AB’nin hayır dediği için kızmıştı. Bunun yerine kutlamalı.
The recent vote by the EU parliament to suspend accession talks for Turkey to the European Union has been met with resentment by the Turkish political elite. The EU report on the vote says: “While the EU accession process was at its start a strong motivation for reforms in Turkey, there has been a stark regression in the areas of the rule of law and … Continue reading Turkey was angered that the EU said no. It should celebrate instead
تمت ترجمة هذه المقالة تلقائيًا. يرجى الاعتذار لنا عن أي خطأ في ألمانيا ، لا يبدو أي شخص قلقًا بشأن مشكلة الهجرة. يُعتبر التعبير عن أدنى قدر من القلق بشأن إمكانية دمج العديد من الشباب من ثقافة مختلفة تمامًا علامة على التخلف الذي لا لبس فيه ، وأوجه القصور العقلي الخطيرة المحتملة والميل السياسي الخطير الذي لا يطاق. لا حتى الجنس الحمار الاتحاد الافريقي من … Continue reading ألمانيا ليست جنة