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· February, 2007

Stories about Poland from February, 2007

Poland: McDonald's Sales; Rospuda Bypass

The beatroot writes about Prince Charles’ McDonald's comment and the Polish First Lady's views on the planned Rospuda bypass.

Poland: Military Intelligence Scandal

Traveling Life writes on the Polish military intelligency scandal.

Poland: On “The Lives of Others”

Traveling Life writes this about the foreign film that got this year's Oscar: “Anyway, Lives of Others did make me appreciate a little more the hate felt by many towards...

Eastern Europe: Anti-Missile Defense

Alaskan Abroad looks at the anti-missile defense program from a dual perspective: as an Alaskan and “as a sometime-resident of the Czech Republic.”

Poland: “Tree Huggers Versus Cross Huggers”

The beatroot writes: “Protests turn weird as the religious in Poland turn up to demonstrate against environmentalists. It’s almost enough to make me turn into a tree hugger!”

Poland: Offensive Cartoon

Chris Borowski of Traveling Life writes about the New Yorker cartoon that has offended many Poles; the beatroot responds with a childhood story.

Poland: Anti-Euthanasia, Anti-Missile, Anti-Semitism

The beatroot writes on one Polish man's right to die, on the U.S. anti-missile systems, and on the anti-Semitic writings of the Polish education minister's father. As always, the discussion...

Peek at Poland: Time to Make the Pączki

“Polish Doughnuts” by Polska*ポーランド*Poland For at least one moment in the dark days of winter, life is sweet in Poland. Marking the last Thursday before Lent, Tłusty czwartek (or, Fat...

Russia: Gvardeysk vs the West

As the West is about to install missile defense in Poland, Copydude predicts big problems for a Russian border town with a military name, Gvardeysk.

Poland: Football Crisis

The beatroot writes about corruption and hooliganism in Polish football.

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let's get straight into it… Bandh of brothers… [via Neha] This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle,...

Poland's Pulse: Healthcare Bingo, Alcohol Curfews, Red Pig

Photo by Embe at warsawdaily A week of intermittent snowfall broke a dry spell, drawing kids outdoors for some winter games. It will be a short-lived affair as the winter...

Poland: Govt Resignations

The beatroot wonders whether the recent resignations mean that the Polish government is falling apart and provides more info on the resignation of the minister of the interior Ludwik Dorn....

Hungary: Euro 2012 Bid

Pestcentric discovers that, due to the recent football scandals in Italy, Hungary (together with Croatia) may have a chance to win the bid to host Euro 2012: “Sure, Hungary has...

Poland: Crime Stats

The beatroot and his readers discuss crime in Poland.

Poland: Radek Sikorski is Out

The beatroot and his readers are discussing the resignation of Poland's defense minister Radek Sikorski: “So it appears that the government will be losing the only internationally respected politician it...

Poland: More on Sex Scandal

Traveling Life writes of the sex scandal in Poland: “Four. That's how many women have now come forward accusing the leader of the neo-communist Self-Defense party, Andrzej Lepper, of pressuring...

Poland: Ex-PM's Blog

Traveling Life writes about the blog of Poland's former prime minister.

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