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· January, 2007

Stories about Poland from January, 2007

Russia: Amber

Copydude writes about the sorry state of the Baltic ecology and about the amber mines of Kaliningrad.

Poland: Politics

“This is not a deeply unpopular government at all. It’s supporters appear to quite like it,” writes Warsaw Station in a lengthy post (followed by a lengthy discussion).

Poland: Sex Scandal and Cronyism

Traveling Life writes about Poland's ongoing sex scandal and about yet another case of cronyism: “I know that each political appointee has an army of advisers to make sure he...

Poland: LOT Airline

“LOT's passenger numbers have risen by less than 2 percent last year at the time when millions of Poles are traveling to work in Irland and Britain.” Polish Matters writes...

Poland: Clothing for the Pope vs G-Strings

A small Polish town is divided: is it a sin to make sexy underwear for a company that used to make ceremonial clothing for Pope John Paul II? The beatroot...

Poland: PM With a Broken Arm

The beatroot writes: “[The Polish president's twin brother] breaks arm after falling on ice. Does that make him a lame duck Prime Minister?” A commenter responds: “He's a right wing...

Poland: Anti-Missile System

The beatroot argues that “the critics of the decision of placing a US anti-missile system in Poland are being as paranoid as the US government.”

Poland: The Soviets’ Nuclear Arsenal

The beatroot writes about the “now unclassified documents which show that Poland was nothing more than a buffer to the West for the Soviets and one that they could afford...

Russia: Reaction to Ballistic Missile Defense

Vilhelm Konnander writes on Russia's reaction to the “US proposal to deploy a ballistic missile defence system to NATO-members Poland and the Czech Republic.”

Poland: The Pope's Miracles and Retirement

The beatroot writes on John Paul II, retirement and miracles.

Poland: HIV and Politics

The beatroot writes about the politics surrounding the case of the African refugee infecting women with HIV: “This time it's not AIDS and gays, however, it’s AIDS and Africans.”

Poland: More on “Africans+AIDS+Poland=racism”

The beatroot posts a follow-up on the African refugee's HIV case.

Poland: Collaborator Archbishop Resigns

The beatroot reports on the resignation of a Polish archbishop who had been collaborating with the Communist regime for 20 years: “Watching on TV now it looks like a wedding...

Europe: Migration

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar posts some “more migrating piffle.”

Europe: EU Enlarement; “Stars and Soggy Bottoms”

The Economist‘s Edward Lucas on the EU's newest members – and on Central and East European “stars and soggy bottoms.”

Poland: “Africans+AIDS+Poland=racism”

The beatroot writes about hysteria in the Polish tabloids: “Simon is pleading not guilty, of course. It's like one of those off-the-peg stories Polish tabloid journos dream of: ‘Black African...

Poland: A Real-Life Classic Remake

Traveling Life writes about an appointment that resembles “another remake of a Polish classic.”

Poland: Corruption

Traveling Life writes about corruption among Polish post-Communists.

Poland: Politics

The beatroot explains how Polish politics works: “Polish PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski is not a central European version of Margaret Thatcher. If they met he would call her an economic ‘liberalizer’...

Poland's Pulse: “This year was…”

Polish bloggers are having a holiday break. Stuck between family and tons of food (both are obligatory parts of Christmas celebrations here), some only posted best wishes, and many didn't...

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