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A PEARL IN THE CROWN

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘The Central-European University is the pearl in the crown of free, newly-united Europe’ – said the vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans during a debate on Hungary. The prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban was attending it. »

EU INITIATIVES

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is fearful to open newspapers. It is getting dangerous in the world, and our European Union is concentrated on its matters. It is not even clear if it is still remembers that a few years ago it received the Noble Peace Prize. Now it is fighting with the so-called populists. »

GIBRALTAR

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Infanta Cristina is a Spanish ship which sailed off onto the territorial waters of Gibraltar. Whereas HMS Scimitar is a British ship which retreated the martial Spanish unit from there. For a conflict about Gibraltar began between two countries, in fact, the members of the European Union at that time. »

CHRISTIAN EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The last April session of the European Parliament in Strasburg. We are entering this beautiful city, passing a new big mosque. Soon we get to the main headquarter of the Parliament, from whose windows one can see a thousand-year-old cathedral, with only one tower. »

EUROPEAN FRUSTRATIONS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Heavy weapons often aimed against Poland in the EP were to be a kind of a preparatory volley for a proper attack, that is, implementing the famous article 7. »

NEWS FROM FOREIGN PRESS

Mafia bosses cannot be either godparents or witnesses of Confirmation sacrament. It was decided so by archbishop Michele Pennisi, an ordinary of the Monreale diocese in Sicilia. »

WHO PAYS FOR THE UNION?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Stop financing euro-skeptic groups’ – this is the motto imposed by the German euro-deputy, the chief of the biggest political fraction in the European Parliament Manfred Weber. The fraction includes among the others euro-deputies of the Civic Platform party and the Polish Peasant’s party, so he speaks also on their behalf. »

HOLY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

My acquaintances have just returned from Cuba. Impressions of a beautiful adventure and those views were dimmed by the unattractive reality. Although they stayed in a four-and five-star hotels, it turned out that in bathrooms there was no toilet paper. What is more, it was not available even in the reception desk. »

BRUSSELS - THE CAPITAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR EURABIA…

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

The capital of Belgium is, in fact, considered as the capital of united Europe – this is the place where there are the most important EU offices, such as, among the others, the European Parliament, and also the main headquarter of NATO. However, not everybody is aware that this ‘heart’ of EU is getting more and more muslim »

EUROPE IS GETTING ARMOURED

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

If expenditures for the army are increased within NATO, there may be shortage of money to build a separate EU army »

EU TOILET CISTERN AND SWINGS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘We managed to regain people’s trust. People do not want us to define toilet cistern or the height of swings’ – these are the words of the chief of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker said during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels. »

WE SHOULD NOT LET OTHERS CORNER US

WITOLD GADOWSKI

People who do not care about the Church at all, and perceive its teaching as a burden, are very willing to quote pope Francis speaking about the necessity of showing mercy to refugees from the Near East. »

ABORTION COUNTER-REVOLUTION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

One of the first decisions of the new president of the USA Donald Trump was to withdraw financing from the state means of organizations promoting abortion abroad. By doing it, he put a cat among the pigeons. »

ROOTS OF EUROPE

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

I witnessed an unusual ceremony of granting the title of the Honoured Canon of the Basilica of St. John on Lateran to the president of France Nicolas Sarkozy. The ceremony was held on 20 December 2007. »

AIMLESS UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

All EU aims are failing one by one, and the most important event may turn out to be the exit of the Great Britain from the Union. »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl