Stories about Poland from July, 2007
The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that four chapters have already been translated and put on the internet.
The beatroot writes about a homophobic gay icon, alcohol consumption data, an “unbelievable new alliance” of two Polish politicians, President Lech Kaczynski's meeting with George W. Bush, and one politician's anti-German rhetoric.
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.
Lituanica writes about Lithuania's plans to build a nuclear power plant and Poland's involvement in the project.
In his comprehensive review, Vilhelm Konnander writes that, unfortunately, Swedish foreign minister is no longer blogging about Eastern European affairs, but otherwise, "the Swedish blogosphere on Eastern Europe is undergoing expansion and some of the necessary stabilisation to form the dynamic density needed for a blog community. [...] A disadvantage for the international audience is that blogs, with few exceptions, are in Swedish."
The beatroot comments on Polish president Kaczynski's visit to the White House.
The beatroot writes about Radio Maryja director, Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, who says that Poland's First Lady is a witch, and on a meeting of 330 exorcists from 29 countries taking place in Poland now.
The beatroot writes about the Polish view of the Live Earth events: “In a country that has been starved of economic development like Poland and the rest of the old ‘Eastern bloc’, has, being lectured by rich westerners – like Al Gore – about how we must cut our energy...
The beatroot posts a photo report from the ‘White City’ in Warsaw, where “close to three weeks on strike and camped opposite the main government offices, the nurses refuse to give up. The strike, for more pay (well, you couldn’t get much less than they get) has been supported by...
Boo is perplexed by what gets censored in Poland and what doesn't: “That Paul Coelho book with a cover that shows a baby's finger pointing at a nipple […] has a big black box over the nipple on all the posters around Warsaw. But, the magazine that has the terrible...
The Economist's Edward Lucas writes that the Polish leaders’ “logic is based on misunderstandings” and that “they risk making Poland as Greece used to be: unpopular, expensive and, most dangerously, marginal.”
The beatroot returns with a news roundup: “The EU deal that wasn't; striking doctors and nurses; and the Father Henryk Jankowski – Mel Gibson connection: the usual weird and wonderful stories out of Poland didn’t stop just because I went on holiday.”