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· August, 2006

Stories about Poland from August, 2006

Poland: A Competition in Populism

Poland is having local elections soon, and the populists are becoming more audible, reports Warsaw Station.

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the...

Poland: Tukkers in Auschwitz

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road travel from Lviv to Krakow to Auschwitz – and arrive in Prague.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Romania: Facing Same Bigotry as the Poles?

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes (here and here) about the problems faced by the Polish migrant laborers in Britain – and whether the same awaits Bulgarians and Romanians.

Poland: Miss World and the Topless Mermaid

The beatroot writes about the upcoming Miss World contest (to be held in Warsaw Sept. 30) topless mermaid controversy: “Not want to attach what to the Miss World contest? Erotic?...

Ukraine: On To Poland on the Tuk Tuk

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road share their impressions of Odesa, Lviv and Poland, and the Ukrainian traffic police: “We’d been warned that the police here...

Poland: Emigration to Europe and Crime

Boo and Warsaw Station write about crime and the Polish laborers in Europe.

Poland: Corruption and Politicians’ Incomes

The beatroot writes about Poland's richest politicians and the problem of corruption: “…it’s they, after all, who are the least bribable.”

Poland, Russia: Mutual Blockades and Other Issues

Copydude writes about the blockade of the Polish Port of Elblag by Russia, the visa blockade of Kaliningrad Russians by Poland, and other aspects of Poland's complex relationship with Russia...

Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot...

Poland: Relations With Germany

Warsaw Station and the beatroot write about Poland's complex relationship with Germany.

Poland: Lech Walesa vs Gunter Grass

The beatroot writes that Lech Walesa now “feels uncomfortable” in the company of Gunter Grass, following the recent revelation about the writer's past.

Poland: Pessimistic Financial Forecast

Warsaw Station writes about Poland's “budget blues” and other financial matters.

Poland: Israel's Best Friend

The beatroot writes about Poland's attempts to look like “Israel's best friend in Europe.”

Poland: The Government and the Mass Media

The beatroot writes about the current government's relations with the Polish mass media: “It’s unprecedented in the western world that a government has no friends at all in the MSM.”

Poland: Helena Wolinska

The beatroot writes about the UK's refusal to extradite Helena Wolinska, a 79-year-old Stalinist prosecutor, to Poland.

Poland: Britain's Fear of the “Polish Plumber”

The beatroot criticizes the coverage of Polish migrant workers in two British newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Guardian: “But, alas, PC seems to cover every ethnicity these days except...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

Gushers of cool at the local Mall in Warsaw – by Embe, WarsawDaily Poland is a hotspot in a few ways this week. While the heatwave is starting to take...

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