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    1. May 2, 2016

      The use and misuse of history in Poland

      A hallmark of Poland under communism was the flagrant manipulation of history. The ruling party relentlessly falsified...

    2. March 13, 2016

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s party is rewriting the history of Poland

      Under the leadership of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party has set about dismantling many of the...

    1. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2016

      Europe's obsession with the past risks blinding it to the dangers of the present

      The furore over allegations that Lech Walesa collaborated with Poland’s communist secret police in the 1970s shows that...

    2. The World

      February 19, 2016

      Who in Poland benefits from Walesa allegations?

      Probably only Lech Walesa really knows what went on between him and Poland’s communist-era secret police. But for the...

    3. February 18, 2016

      Lech Walesa accusations are the latest twist in partisan battle

      For many in Poland, news that investigators have found documents showing former President and legendary anti-communist...

    4. February 18, 2016

      Lech Walesa was Soviet-era informant, say Polish investigators

      Lech Walesa: From Gdansk shipyard to applause from presidents Lech Walesa, the former Polish president and hero of the...

    5. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Poland's former president a 'mole' for Soviet-era secret services

      Former Polish president and hero of the European anti-communist movement Lech Walesa agreed to cooperate with the...

    6. September 18, 2015

      Why Jan Kulczyk is Poland’s empire builder

      Jan Kulczyk’s funeral was billed as a private event, but that would not have been apparent from the long list of former...

    7. June 26, 2015

      The fearful foe that ought to unify Europe

      Last November, the city of Berlin threw itself a party. For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, there were...

    8. June 6, 2014

      Reflections on the upheavals of 1989

      Twenty-five years ago this week, the world was shaken by two seismic political events. Separated by continents, they...

    9. May 25, 2014

      Polish general who tried to crush Solidarity

      Wojciech Jaruzelski, the stiff-backed Polish general who crushed the Solidarity labour union by calling troops out into...

    10. December 23, 2013

      Poland attacks Cameron view on migrants

      David Cameron’s hostile rhetoric about immigration has caused anger in Warsaw, prompting two of the country’s...

    11. December 6, 2013

      Poland’s food revolution: culinary trips to Pomerania

      As I sat down to lunch, the sea was a leaden blue. It was still early autumn, but a chill wind as I walked on the beach...

    12. October 28, 2013

      Tadeusz Mazowiecki, postwar Poland’s first non-communist leader

      Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the Catholic intellectual and dissident who led postwar Poland’s first non-communist government and...

    13. July 31, 2012

      Romney blames media over trip troubles

      Mitt Romney said that the media was partly to blame for his controversial week-long foreign tour which ended with the...

    14. July 25, 2012

      Romney takes cold warrior message abroad

      Joe Biden has already sized up the likely foreign policy of a Romney administration. The Republican challenger would,...

    15. January 3, 2012

      Ambitious Warsaw increases its influence

      Anyone passing through France’s Loire valley in 1988, the last full year of Communist rule in Poland, might have seen a...

    16. December 13, 2011

      Comment: bridging the divide

      On the night the Berlin Wall came down, I was in the eastern zone of the city attending a press conference given by...

    17. May 27, 2011

      Walesa rejects invitation to meet Obama

      By Jan Cienski, Warsaw Lech Walesa, the leader of the Polish Solidarity labour union that helped break the back of...

    18. October 8, 2010

      A Nobel Peace Prize to celebrate

      With its decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian Nobel...

    19. June 25, 2010

      Who’s who: Big names from past – where are they now?

      Lech Walesa Thirty years ago, Lech Walesa was a 36-year-old electrician who had been fired from the Lenin shipyard in...

    20. May 12, 2010

      Report on EU says 'Reform or decline'

      Tony Barber: With all eyes on Europe's last-ditch efforts to save the eurozone from collapse, it is hardly surprising...

    21. Brussels Blog

      May 11, 2010

      Report on EU's Long-term Future says: "Reform or Decline."

      With all eyes on Europe’s last-ditch efforts to save the eurozone from collapse, it is hardly surprising that a...

    22. April 11, 2010

      Death of symbol of battle against communism

      Ryszard Kaczorowski, who has died in the Smolensk aircraft crash, was the last president of the Polish...

    23. April 10, 2010

      Former president of the Polish government-in-exile dies

      Ryszard Kaczorowski, who has died in the Smolensk plane crash, was the last president of the Polish government-in-exile...

    24. December 13, 2009

      Past imperfect, future tense

      The countries of central and eastern Europe have had much to commemorate this year – the 70th anniversary of the start...

    25. November 10, 2009

      Dominoes a hit

      Rachman Blog (Chris Bryant) : When the idea was first mooted to topple a line of dominoes in the German capital to...

    26. The World

      November 9, 2009

      How Berlin plans to avoid a "River of Fire" moment

      By Chris Bryant, eastern Europe correspondent, in Berlin When the idea was first mooted to topple a line of dominoes in...

    27. November 9, 2009

      Leaders to mark fall of Berlin Wall

      World leaders will gather in the German capital on Monday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the...

    28. November 9, 2009

      Leaders celebrate the day a city's divisions crumbled

      World leaders will gather in the German capital today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin...

    29. November 3, 2009

      The celebrations

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, addresses the US Congress today, kicking off a busy schedule of events...

    30. October 10, 2009

      Challenge for Obama after peace prize shock

      Barack Obama was yesterday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just 263 days after taking office, triggering praise and...

    31. October 10, 2009

      Admirers welcome prophetic award

      Critics might have derided the speed of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize , but for his admirers around the...

    32. October 9, 2009

      Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

      Barack Obama on Friday received the Nobel peace prize just 263 days after taking office, triggering praise and...

    33. September 18, 2009

      Obama under fire for U-turn on missiles

      Barack Obama's decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield yesterday triggered dismay in central...

    34. September 18, 2009

      Obama under fire for U-turn on plans to build missile shield

      Barack Obama's decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield yesterday triggered dismay in central...

    35. June 11, 2009

      Let us roll out the euro to the whole Union

      When our great-grandchild­ren look back at the past 100 years of European history they are likely to remember Jean...

    36. June 3, 2009

      Solidarity celebration showcases lack of unity

      Tomorrow should see Poland basking in history as it commemorates the 20th anniversary of June 4 1989 - the day...

    37. June 2, 2009

      Solidarity celebration showcases disunity

      Thursday should see Poland basking in history as it commemorates the 20th anniversary of June 4 1989 – the day...

    38. November 26, 2008

      China’s thin skin

      The friend of your enemy is not necessarily your enemy. But China seems to think it is. Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s...

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