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Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 01/08/2008

An appeal to Polish politicians

To mark the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising against the German occupying forces in 1944, the editors in chief of the Polish dailies Polska, Dziennik, Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita have published a joint appeal to President Lech Kaczyński and the Polish government to keep their promise to hold a screenplay competition and finance films on the Warsaw Uprising. "Unfortunately, 20 months have passed since these welcome words about films on the Warsaw Uprising were spoken and nothing has happened. Therefore we call ... on Polish politicians to bring the work already done on the competition to conclusion. We know that this requires considerable funding, perhaps even millions of złoty, but we believe that independent Poland needs to make this investment. ... In everyday life we are divided by our political views and our visions for Poland's future. ... But we hold the view that there are ... issues and subjects in Poland's collective memory that require a joint approach. The Warsaw Uprising is certainly one of the most important among them."

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna - Poland | 13/08/2007

Early elections in October?

Following a crisis which has gone on for months, the Polish head of government Jarosław Kaczyński, has announced new elections for October. However, first the parliament must vote in favour of its own dissolution with a two-thirds majority. According to the newspaper's chief editor Robert Krasowski, only a change in the leaderships of the conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) and the main opposition party, the right-wing liberal Civic Platform (PO), can bridge the divide in Poland's right wing. Otherwise, he warns, there could be a repeat of the 2005 scenario: "We will witness a brutal election campaign in which a right-wing party is the worst enemy of another right-wing party. And as soon as the election results are announced we will see what we knew from the very beginning: that the only solution is a coalition between the two... If the party leaders Tusk (PO) and Kaczyński (PiS) still have problems reaching an agreement after the election we should think about whether it wouldn't be better to politely say goodbye to both, or offer them that option now."

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna - Poland | 11/05/2007

Poland attacks the constitutional court

The dispute is escalating over Poland's lustration law, according to which 700,000 Poles have to turn in a declaration regarding their possible secret service work. On Thursday, one day before the Constitutional Court was to deliver its verdict on the law, the government recalled two constitutional judges, saying they had worked for the secret service. Editor in chief Robert Krasowski is furious about this "war of lustration": "What happened yesterday is outrageous. How can one organ of power control another? Only to intimidate it and force the other into making a decision that is favourable to itself? This is an unprecedented scandal... Even if the charge eventually is confirmed that the expelled judges were agents, the manner in which this was released - with demonstrative brutality and obvious political interest - is unacceptable in a constitutional state."

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