· March, 2007

Stories about Poland from March, 2007

Poland: Anti-Abortion; Iraq War

  22 March 2007

The beatroot writes about Poland's anti-abortion politicians (21 comments so far) and the country's involvement in Iraq (70 comments!).

Eastern Europe: Edward Lucas Roundup

  22 March 2007

The Economist's Edward Lucas posts his pieces on East European churches; Solzhenitsyn; Chechnya; Poland's relations with other EU members; color revolutions and foreign funding.

Poland: Junk Food

  20 March 2007

Traveling Life writes about junk food in Poland; in a comment, the beatroot explains what kind of a political statement he makes when he eats Big Macs.

Poland: Fire Hazard

  20 March 2007

The Poland Diaries writes about fire safety – or, to be more precise, fire hazard – in Poland.

Poland: Demography

  20 March 2007

The beatroot writes: “Poland’s population is shrinking faster than any other country in the EU. Strange that, in a country that claims to be 95 percent Catholic, don’t you think?”

Poland: “De-communization Zeal”

  16 March 2007

The beatroot writes about the Polish government's “de-communization zeal.” Among other things, bloggers might be affected by the new law as well: “All journalists – public or private – born before 1972, must now be vetted for communist era collaboration.” The post has generated 51 comment thus far.

Poland, Russia: Responsibility for Katyn

  16 March 2007

The beatroot reports that “the Russian NGO Memorial has pledged to pursue all legal means to get Moscow to recognize Soviet responsibility for the deaths of over 20,000 Polish officers in the Katyn massacre of 1940.”

Poland: New Regulation for Journalists

  9 March 2007

“From March 15th all journalists born before 1972 working in Poland will have to sign a declaration that they did not spy for the Polish People's Republic. That includes me: Polish law has a very wide definition of journalism and the bill makes no distinction between Poles and foreigners,” reports...

Poland: Simon Moll Wasn't Political Refugee

  9 March 2007

The beatroot continues covering the saga of the African man who infected seven Polish women with HIV: the latest news is that Simon Moll was only pretending to be a political refugee.

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