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In the 1920s and 30s Rzeczpospolita had close ties with the Christian national movement. In 1950 the communist leaders liquidated the paper and it wasn't until 1982 that it was relaunched as a government organ. After 1989 the paper became independent. Since then it has become known for conservative, anti-German reporting. It is closely aligned with the national conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS).

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Conservative
Circulation: 97,000 (2013)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Publisher: Gremi Business Communication
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1920

ul. Prosta 51,  00-838 Warszawa
Phone: 0048 22 628 34 01
Twitter: @rzeczpospolita

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2 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

1.  Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Friday, June 24, 2011

Troop withdrawal boosts radical forces

The planned withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is perilous because as in Vietnam 40 years ago, it runs the risk of allowing radical forces to seize power, writes the daily Rzeczpospolita: "The president of the US is convinced that the Afghans will soon be able to take care of their own security, and that the conflicting parties and tribes will reach a political compromise. And he believes it will be possible to involve the Taliban in peace talks. Afghanistan may not immediately transform into an an ideal democracy, but at least it will stand on its own two feet, as one of Obama's advisers put it. With this move the president is taking a huge risk, because the 'Afghanistanisation' of this conflict can have exactly the same result as the 'Vietnamisation' of Vietnam had, driven on by Richard Nixon 40 years ago with the aim of relieving the strain on the US army."

2.  Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Thursday, October 2, 2008

Failing to act for fear of the unions

The EU is not solely responsible for the situation of the shipyards, writes Igor Janke of the conservative newspaper Rzeczpospolita, commenting that Poland has long failed to act for fear of the unions: "Regardless of whether the bureaucracy in Brussels is acting rightly or wrongly, the matter of the Polish shipyards has been dragging on for years now. None of the many Polish governments has been able to find a solution. ... Since hordes of miners showed up in Warsaw with their pickaxes, no one has had the courage to take on the big unions. ... The state railways, the mines and the shipyards have remained low-profit enterprises. All of the shipyards should be private, like Stocznia Gdańsk. This example shows that Brussels supports private enterprises. But the shipyards have remained in public hands, either because people are too much in awe of their historic and symbolic value as the 'cradle of Solidarność', or because they are intimidated by the strong unions."

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