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· March, 2006

Stories about Poland from March, 2006

Belarus: Lukashenko's Disappearance and Other News

Andrei Khrapavitski, br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog write about reports of the first March 25 casualty, Milinkevich's visit to Poland, Polish ex-ambassador's hospitalization – and Aleksandr Lukashenko's disappearance.

Poland: Singer Turned Politician Tired of Politics

The beatroot writes about a 56-year-old Polish rock musician turned politician and the problems he's facing. “After making a lot of money over the years, he must have got bored...

Belarus: Ex-Ambassador Maszkiewicz Hospitalized

19. People's Blog on Presidential Election reports (RUS) that Mariusz Maszkiewicz, former Polish ambassador to Belarus, has been moved from prison to a hospital, possibly for emergency treatment of a...

Poland: Parliamentary Crises

The beatroot writes on Poland's inability to come up with a coalition government and the not too efficient attempts to fix the situation: “Many normal people here argue, however, that...

Poland: Trains

Aaron Fowles of p3 writes about Polish trains: the Osobowy, the Pospieszny, and the rest of them.

Poland: Solidarity 25 Years Ago Isn't Today's Belarus

The beatroot writes about “the difference between [Poland's] Solidarity twenty-five years ago and Belarus today”: the difference is in “imagination, organization and ultimately, Solidarity.”

Polish Blogosphere Update

Apparently, according to Real Warsaw, Poland is single-handedly styming EU progress. Poland's recently elected populist government isn't seen as a solution since future-oriented policies appear off the table. However, according...

Poland: “Solidarni z Bialorusia” Concert

LJ user macsim_by links to photos from a rock concert “Solidarni z Bialorusia” (“Solidarity With Belarus”) that was held in Warsaw Sunday.

Polish Blogosphere Update

Don't ever lose your wallet in Poland, especially if it contains your bank card – that's the lesson gleaned from expat Wendy Lady of The Poland Diaries. After reading about...

Poland: Jarosław Kaczyński's Expansion to Power

Michael Farris examines Jarosław Kaczyński's rise to power – his ‘expanding’ to power, that is: “It's certainly been a virtuoso performance and I have no idea how much longer it...

Central & Eastern Europe: International Women's Day

March 8 has been an official day off in Russia and Ukraine, and here are some bloggers’ reactions to the holiday – in Russia and Ukraine, as well as elsewhere...

Poland: Avian Flu Media Frenzy

The beatroot writes about media frenzy that hit Poland after it had been confirmed that two swans died of avian flu.

Poland: No Proof of the Existence of Polish “Gulags” Yet

The Beatroot argues that Poland isn't “the Central European equivalent of Abu Ghraib” and asks Human Rights Watch to provide some solid evidence of the existence of “gulags” for CIA...

Europe: Poland vs Hungary in the EU Vodka Debate

“Polish vodka purists” define vodka “as an alcoholic beverage derived from cereals or potatoes,” writes the Beatroot; “Hungarian producers have been taking advantage of the EU regulation that allows almost...

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