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Polish acting legend Danuta Szaflarska dies at 102
Danuta Szaflarska, a legend of Polish theatre and cinema, died on Sunday, almost two weeks after celebrating her 102nd birthday.
Foreign policy and the "new quality"
When a year ago I joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an advisor and gained additional insight by means of access to internal newsletters, information about meetings at home and abroad, the content of statements given to foreign media outlets – I was shocked by the discrepancy between what I saw and heard and how the MFA is portrayed in the media.
Joseph Conrad: A Pole with doubts
Paradoxically, one might say that Conrad is more Polish today than when he was alive. Which makes him a better Pole too.
Poland-Germany: Discrepancy protocol and common interests
The recent visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel to Warsaw, as well as the disclosure of the informal, unannounced Kaczyński-Merkel “summit meeting” in the summer last year may create a new quality of relations between Berlin and Warsaw. It may but doesn’t have to. It is therefore all the more so worth attempting to show what may join us as well as what may divide us and ultimately what in no wise can be reduced to a “common denominator”.
Poland ranked 45th on Index of Economic Freedom
Poland has been ranked in 45th place in this year’s edition of the Index of Economic Freedom prepared by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. A year ago it came 39th and in 2015 it claimed the 42nd spot. Poland’s economic freedom indicator was calculated to be 68,3 points, in comparison to 69,3 points last year.
The Polish Embassy in Washington has prepared an educational video titled "Words Matter," aimed at correcting historical distortions that denigrate the good name of Poland. This is just one of many examples of the activity undertaken by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the fight against so-called "defective memory codes".
150th Anniversary of the Polish Gymnastic Society “Sokół”
“It was assumed that if an opportunity to regain Polish independence arose, those who were able-bodied and patriotic would stand up to fight for it,” said Professor Andrzej Chwalba of the Jagiellonian University. The Polish Gymnastic Society “Sokół” (i.e. “Falcon”), an organisation with a sport and educational character, was established in Lwów 150 years ago on 7 February 1867.
Enemy of the People at 10 Years Old
An interview with Professor Stanislaw Kulon, sculptor, deportee to Syberia, and the author of the exhibition "A Testimony II. 1939-1946" ("Świadectwo II. 1939-1946").
Polish Heritage Day in UK
The Polish Embassy in London has suggested the introduction of a Polish Heritage Day to the calendar of regular events in the UK.
Poland ready to thoroughly engage in European defence policy
An interview with Konrad Szymański, Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Poland may be fastest-growing large economy in EU by 2050
Poland has the potential to be the fastest-growing large economy in the EU, auditing and corporate advisory firm PwC has said in a new report on long-term global perspectives to 2050.
The Niagara-Berezyna Axis
General Haller’s army had a lot to thank France for: first and foremost its name but also its regulations, machine guns, tanks and legendary blue capes. But its rank and file was Polish, composed of diverse “Polish elements” – from recent subjects of Emperor Franz Joseph to settlers from Brazil.