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· January, 2008

Stories about Poland from January, 2008

Poland, Scotland: Wojtek the Polish War Hero Bear

The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.

Poland: New Government's Problems

The beatroot reports: “‘Civic Platform are clueless.’ That’s what many are saying of Poland’s still fledgling government. It must be the shortest political honeymoon in history.”

Israel: Relations with the Germans and Poles

Imshin, from Israel, discusses the relationship between Israelis and Germans and Poles in this post.

Poland, Ukraine: Border Crisis

Leopolis writes about the crisis at Poland's eastern border: “Traffic has come to a standstill on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Polish customs officers are on strike for the sixth day, demanding...

Poland, Ukraine: The Border

Our Man in Gdansk writes about Poland's eastern border, the non-Schengen, closely guarded one: “A lorry driver died in the 20-mile queue at the Ukrainian-Polish border crossing at Dorohusk. Warsaw...

Poland: More on Healthcare

The beatroot visits a state-run and a private clinic in Warsaw to get a sick note and a medicine – and ends up writing about disadvantages of each option.

Poland, Bulgaria: eDeclarations;

Information Policy reports on the introduction of electronic tax declarations in Poland and the launch of an “anti-corruption portal” in Bulgaria.

EU, Mauritania: Faraway Fishing

Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian fishers are robbing Mauritania of its fish – all because “the EU has methodically depleted fish stocks in its own waters, and now, it is buying...

Poland: The Primaries in the U.S.

The beatroot writes on “who should Poles vote for, if they could, in US primaries”: “What goes on in Washington should be of keen interest in Warsaw.”

Poland: “Invisible” Government

“‘The government can do nothing’, should be the slogan for this new government,” writes the beatroot.

Poland: Public Health Underfunded

Our Man in Gdansk writes about the lack of state funding for such crucial areas as health care and education in Poland.

Poland: “Fear” in Polish

A Polish translation of Jan Gross’ Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland is selling well and causing debates in Poland, the beatroot reports.

Poland: NASA's Rival?

The beatroot writes about Poland's plans to set up “a Polish rival to NASA.”

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