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Conferenze d’assalto a Roma

Prof. Wiesław Godzic Siamo governati dalle celebrità? (conferenza in lingua inglese) 28 gennaio 2014 , Ore 18.30 ACCADEMIA POLACCA DELLE SCIENZE, Biblioteca e Centro di Studi a Roma, vicolo Doria 2 – 00187 Roma Prof. Wiesław Godzic, professore ordinario, critico cinematografico e studioso di mass media. Ha tenuto i corsi presso le Università della Slesia […]

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Borse di studio per cultori di storia della Polonia

Muzeum Historii Polski ma przyjemność ogłosić otwarcie stypendiów dla cudzoziemców zainteresowanych historią Polski. Prosimy o rozpropagowanie wiadomości wśród osób potencjalnie zainteresowanych (poniżej załączono tekst w języku angielskim).  Fundusz Stypendialny finansowany przez Muzeum Historii Polski ma za zadanie wspierać badania naukowe nad historią Polski, a także przedsięwzięcia propagujące za granicą wiedzę o dziejach naszego kraju. Oferta stypendialna adresowana […]

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Concorso internazionale sul tema di Solidarnosc-solidarietà

ESSAY COMPETITION Thirty years ago Eegil Aarvik in his Presentation Speech on October 10, 1983 when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Lech Wałęsa, the leader of then banned first independent and self-governing SOLIDARNOŚĆ trade union in the Communist country said: “Solidarity has come to represent the determination to resolve conflicts and obliterate disagreement […]

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Da Vilna alla Gran Bretagna attraverso la Siberia: storia di un polacco

Frank Pleszak, Two Years in a Gulag: The True Wartime Story of a Polish Peasant Exiled to Siberia, Amberley Publishing, 2013 Frank Pleszak is an IT professional and lives with his family near Stockport. Book descriptionAt the onset of the Second World War, Frank Pleszak’s father MikoAaj, aged nineteen, was forcibly removed from his family in Poland by […]

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Nel 2014 elezioni per il PE lo stesso giorno nei 27 Paesi UE

La proposta non è solo mia, ma la sottoscrivo pienamento: a fine maggio 2014 le elezioni europee devono avvenire lo stesso giorno, grosso modo nelle stesse ore, nei 27 Paesi in modo da far sentire concretamente che si tratta di elezioni continentali, europee, che coinvolgono collettivamente e contemporaneamente 500 milioni di cittadini. Forse non tutti i paesi […]

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Reazioni italiane ai tempi di Solidarnosc (1981-1983)

La proclamazione della legge marziale in Polonia, il 13 dicembre 1981, provocò una reazione alquanto  moderata da parte del governo italiano, limitatasi alla manifestazione  di “ansia e preoccupazione” per la situazione in Polonia, espressa dal ministro degli affari esteri Emilio Colombo. Questa reazione era dettata dal timore di un peggioramento dei rapporti nell’arena internazionale. Il governo […]

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Tutti a Oslo

            Le cerimonie ufficiali sono ufficiali, i discorsi dei vertici sono discorsi di vertici… Leggo che la consegna del premio Nobel per la Pace all’Unione Europea è avvenuta senza emozioni, che il premio non ha toccato i cuori degli europei. Direi in parte il contrario: a Oslo qualche emozione c’è stata. Magari dove uno meno se […]

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Fatti (non voci che si rincorrono), per favore

Smolensk jet crash: Polish prosecutors deny explosives claim Prosecutors in Poland have denied explosive traces were found on the jet which crashed two years ago, killing President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Leggi sulla BBC pdf

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Memorie dell’Armata di Anders

Mirella mi scrive (grazie): Consiglio vivamente questro reportage dal sito BBC  — vedi anche in polacco su Gazeta pdf

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Ragionamenti sull’Europa

The last year has been extremely tough for Europe as a political idea. The debt crisis, the rise of the radical right, repeated and widespread attacks against immigrants, foreigners, but also the very concept of supranational solidarity have seemed to bring one of the richest regions of the globe to the brink of collapse. Is […]

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Cechi e slovacchi 20 anni dopo

Eurotopics segnala e riassume un articolo apparso su “Respekt” – Czech Republic (30/07/2012) Marek Švehla on the Czechs and Slovaks 20 years after partition Czech and Slovak politicians commemorated on Sunday the 20th anniversary of the division of Czechoslovakia at a ceremony held at the foot of the Velká Javořina mountain, on the border between […]

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Questioni di lingua (russa, ucraina e non solo) in Ucraina

The nationalities in Ukraine compiled by Tadeusz A. Olszański (from Tadeusz A. Olszański, The language issue in Ukraine. An attempt at a new perspective, OSW STUDIES 05/2012) Introduction Ukraine has been an independent state for only 20 years and the consequence of the long-term incorporation of Ukrainian lands into the Russian/Soviet state is an ethnically […]

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Ancora accuse contro Yulia Tymoshenko

Ukraine: The beginning of a new trial against Yulia Tymoshenko: LEGGI tutto pdf

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Convegno a Roma sull’Ucraina (1991-2012)

UKRAINE TWENTY YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE: ASSESSMENTS, PERSPECTIVES, CHALLENGES. An Interdisciplinary Conference (Rome 18-20 June 2012), organized by University of Roma Tre, University of Verona, Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies, Greek Catholic S. Sophia Center 18 June: 3-7 PM (University of Rome Tre, Via Chiabrera 199) Serhii Plokhii – Why Did Ukraine Become Independent? Explaining Parliamentary […]

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Dai campi di battaglia ai campi di calcio: Polonia-Ucraina

PRESS RELEASE   University of Fribourg (Switzerland) to host the Symposium: ‘From Battlegrounds to Football Fields’ on Ukrainian-Polish relations ahead of the Euro 2012 The University of Fribourg, in cooperation with the Embassies of Poland and Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Society of Switzerland, is hosting an international scholarly symposium on Poland and Ukraine (in the […]

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Si, per Zeus, l’Europa esiste

L’Europe existe. Dans la peine et la difficulté. Pas étonnant que la foudre ait frappé l’avion du président Hollande : Zeus a voulu marquer à sa façon la gravité de l’heure. Espérons que l’avertissement de Zeus sera entendu. Des uns et des autres. (Da “Le Monde“) Le commentateur de la chaîne publique allemande ARD souligne […]

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Più Europa, più movimento dentro l’UE? Proposta da sottoscrivere

Il futuro dell’Europa. La vostra scelta. Vi diamo il benvenuto nella home page dell’iniziativa dei cittadini europei Fraternité 2020 (F2020). Il nostro obiettivo è quello di rafforzare i programmi di scambio dell’UE – come Erasmus o il Servizio Volontario Europeo (SVE) – al fine di contribuire ad un’ Europa unita basata sulla solidarietà tra i […]

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Liberate Julia e gli altri: Polonia chiama Ucraina

Adam Michnik: Free Yulia Tymoshenko: On behalf of Gazeta Wyborcza I add my voice to the universal appeals for the release of Yulia Tymoshenko and other Ukrainian political prisoners. President Yanukovych has compromised independent Ukraine. It was not difficult to predict that the imprisonment and torture of Yulia Tymoshenko would encounter sharp criticism from countries […]

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Europa avanti tutta

Aderisco all’appello. E’ il momento: “Apriamo le porte all’Europa”, “Voglio più Europa, ancora più Europa”. Ineccepibile l’atteggiamento di chi afferma:  “Non chiedetevi che cosa può fare per voi l’Europa, chiedetevi che cosa potete fare voi per l’Europa”. Aggiungo solo, e chiedo, che qualsiasi azione creativa europea (culturale, artistica, sociale, politica, economica, istituzionale, individuale o collettiva) […]

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Su Katyn la Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo (CEDU), istituita nel 1959

Arrêt concernant le massacre de Katyń 16/04/2012 Dans l’affaire Janowiec et autres c. Russie, la Cour a constaté qu’elle ne pouvait examiner le grief des requérants mettant en doute l’effectivité de l’enquête sur le massacre de Katyń. Toutefois, elle a considéré que la Russie avait failli à son obligation de coopérer avec la Cour, et […]

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Titolo forte, EU debole?

Hungary could become the first former Soviet satellite to lose its democracy International Herald Tribune, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, p.8 pdf

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Vaclav Havel: in memoriam

Václav Havel, playwright and president Cari amici,                 come sapete stamane è scomparso Vaclav Havel, senza dubbio uno dei più geniali protagonisti del 20° secolo, degno interprete della grande tradizione umanista ceca di Hus, Comenio e Masaryk. Desidero informarvi che lunedì 23 gennaio alle 19, presso l’aula magna della mia università, sto cercando di organizzare […]

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Tutto sulla Presidenza Polacca dell’UE

EurActiv welcomes Poland’s Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers and provides independent editorial coverage of the Polish EU Presidency priorities.  As an official “Friend of the Polish EU Presidency”, EurActiv Poland will be featuring articles in a special EU Presidency section (http://www.euractiv.pl/prezydencja) providing regular coverage in Polish of topical policy areas over the six […]

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1 luglio 2011

Poland’s EU Presidency programme is focused on three main priorities: “European integration as the source of growth”: Budget, Single Market. A “Secure Europe”: Food, energy, defence. A “Europe benefiting from openness”: Southern and Eastern Neighbourhood, Western Balkans, Russia and the Doha Round of trade talks.  Leggi tutto VEDI: Priorités de la présidence polonaise du Conseil […]

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2050: un’Europa con molti anziani

In 2050, nearly one in three European citizens will be 65 or older. Demographic change and population ageing is one of the greatest challenges that will affect the structure of the EU economy over the next couple of decades, through its impacts on labour markets, pensions systems and public finances. The policy implications of this […]

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Polonia = ? = paese normale che attraversa un buon momento

Il Paese si sta lasciando alle spalle l’era populista ed euroscettica dei fratelli Kaczynski. Il governo del liberale Tusk si prepara al semestre di presidenza europea e alle elezioni legislative del prossimo autunno potendo vantare una buona performance economica, malgrado la crisi finanziaria che ha colpito l’Europa. La riflessione sulla propria storia: il dibattito sull’Olocausto, […]

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La transizione polacca e il presente arabo

… Poland, which takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on July 1, can provide a special perspective for the Middle East and North Africa, specifically helping “in the transformation and democratization process,” the foreign minister, Radek Sikorski, said in an interview. The idea is that Poland, as a former Communist country that […]

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La Polonia come sta?

The Details about New World Bank report says Poland is on the right track to meet Europe 2020 targets but still needs a number of reforms in employment, education, and innovation displayed below Raising employment, improving skills, enhancing innovation and technology absorption will put Poland on track for higher growth rates, says the World Bank […]

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Sulla Politica estera polacca

Poland’s foreign policy. Sikorski speaks The Economist, Mar 18th 2011, 13:07 by Edward Lucas | LONDON POLAND is the unquestioned diplomatic heavyweight of the ex-communist world. So Radek Sikorski’s annual outline of foreign policy is worth reading closely (disclosure: he’s a friend)…. Polish diplomacy has indeed never been more solid or more effective. But those […]

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Sul Museo del comunismo, pieno di animali

Communism through the Eyes of Animals By Andrew Fenwick, TOL, March 23rd, 2011 … In a Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog & a Raven (published, rather appropriately, by Penguin), Croatian author Slavenka Drakulic looks at the rise […]

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Europei scrivono ad altri europei. Argomento: Europa

A l’initiative des gouvernements polonais et britannique, neuf chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement ont envoyé le 18 mars une lettre commune aux présidents du Conseil européen et de la Commission européenne dans laquelle ils plaident pour une réforme économique au sein de l’entière Union européenne.  Afin de fournir à l’Union des fondations solides pour une […]

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Una Germania unita da appena 20 anni

One country, two societies? Germany twenty years after reunification Artur Ciechanowicz and Marta Zawilska-Florczuk, OSW Studies, 2011-02-15 | 3 October 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the reunification of the two German states. This is an occasion for summing up and evaluating the changes which have taken place in Germany since 1990. Germany became reunited […]

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Una araba presidenza polacca dell’UE

Ha ragione Jacek Pawlicki su “Gazeta Wyborcza” a porsi adesso la domanda su come gli accadimenti mediterranei impatteranno sulla presidenza semestrale polacca dell’UE che comincerà nel giugno prossimo: “Tunezja, Egipt, Libia – konsekwencjami rewolt w tych krajach Polska będzie musiała zająć się od lipca. A nawet wcześniej. Przewodnictwo Polski w Radzie UE to szansa na […]

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La Polonia e la sua visione estera: un bilancio

Essay: Russia’s Reset and Central Europe by Edward Lucas, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), 1 March 2011 CEPA Senior Fellow and International Editor of The Economist Edward Lucas offers an honest assessment of the historic gains achieved by the Polish-Russian rapprochement and the limitations that both it and the improvement in intra-European politics are […]

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Internet nel mondo

  Country Internet Users  Percent   China 389,000,000 21.39% USA 245,000,000 13.47% Japan 99,182,000 5.45% Brazil 75,982,000 4.18% Germany 65,125,000 3.58% India 61,338,000 3.37% United Kingdom 51,444,000 2.83% France 45,262,000 2.49% Nigeria 43,989,000 2.42% Russia 40,853,000 2.25% South Korea 39,400,000 2.17% Mexico 31,020,000 1.71% Italy 29,235,000 1.61% Spain 28,119,000 1.55% Turkey 27,233,000 1.50% Canada 26,960,000 […]

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Vertici a 3, prima a 4, dopo forse a 4

In febbraio a Varsavia summit del “triangolo di Weimar”: Francia, Germania, Polonia: “… Już podczas spotkania w Wilanowie Merkel i Sarkozy krytykowali premiera Donalda Tuska, który na ostatnim szczycie UE w Brukseli stanął na czele grupy państw (Grupy Wyszehradzkiej) sprzeciwiających się pomysłom ściślejszej integracji krajów strefy euro. Tzw. pakt dla konkurencyjności zakłada zbliżenie polityk gospodarczych i […]

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Ebrei, tedeschi, polacchi insieme il 27

Non capita ogni giorno: il presidente polacco Bronisław Komorowski e il presidente tedesco Christian Wulff,  insieme nel campo di concentramento di Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Fonte: il sito del Presidente della Repubblica di Polonia. Thursday saw the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz being commemorated by Bronisław Komorowski, the President of Poland, and […]

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Our time has come – what “time”?

Our time has come – “è arrivato il nostro tempo, è il nostro turno, tocca a noi” — Credo che questo in estrema sintesi sia il punto di vista di chi scende in piazza dall’altra parte del Mediterraneo. In questa frase c’è sicuramente un ingrediente generazionale:  “Ogni generazione ha la sua guerra. Questa è la nostra. […]

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Intanto nel Baltico

The Baltic states in the increasingly stronger North-European club The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), 2011-01-26 UK Prime Minister David Cameron organised a meeting with the heads of the Nordic states’ governments and the three heads of governments of the Baltic States (the ‘NB8’ – Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia). The participants […]

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Ciò che accade sulla riva Sud del Mediterraneo (non) è come l’89 esteuropeo

– Il paragone con l’89 è indubbiamente un modo semplice ed efficace per indicare che sulla riva Sud sta accadendo qualcosa di grosso, un cambiamento epocale. In una frase è presto tutto detto. – MA, d’altra parte, ciò che fa problema è che: – I paragoni con l’89 li facciamo “noi” perchè non abbiamo appropriate […]

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Varsavia 1943. Storia di un’icona: il bambino nel ghetto

  “Una foto che tutti conoscono: un bambino con un berretto a visiera e le calze al ginocchio, con le mani sollevate in alto. Non si sa quando sia stata scattata. Durante la grande liquidazione, nel luglio oppure nell’ agosto del 1943? Durante l’insurrezione del ghetto di Varsavia, nell’aprile del 1943? O forse in un […]

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Maggio-dicembre 1989: quanti i tagli della Cortina di ferro?

Jiří/Jiri Dienstbier  (1937-2011), già ministro degli Esteri cecoslovacco (1989-1992 – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia), è scomparso in questi giorni. (Sul rapporto tra teatro cecoslovacco e “rivoluzione di velluto” del 1989, vedi). ————-   FOTO sul MONUMENTO ALLA CORTINA DI FERRO Former German and Czechoslovak foreign ministers, Hans-Dietrich Genscher (left) and Jiri […]

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Appello all’Ungheria sulla libertà dei media

L’UER en appelle au Premier ministre hongrois pour garantir le pluralisme des médias Genève, le 14 janvier 2011 – L’UER/EBU-European Broadcasting Union, exhorte le Premier ministre hongrois (voir lettre ci-jointe, disponible en anglais seulement: Letter Dr Orban_14_01_2011) de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour s’assurer que la réforme audiovisuelle en Hongrie respecte le principe du pluralisme […]

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Eredità comunista a est

Dato che il 2011 vedrà nell’UE due presidenze est-europee (ora Ungheria, poi Polonia), ogni tanto compare qualche riflessione sul tema: “eredità comunista”. Quanto pesa questa eredità oggi? – è la domanda. In quali settori/aspetti si manifesta? Con quali conseguenze? Tra le risposte lette, isolo qualche appunto: – the new EU member states that joined the EU […]

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Scene dal vivo del 1944 a Montecassino

Nell’ambito cinematografico Cassino ha goduto nel decennio successivo alla fine della II guerra mondiale di una certa attenzione. – per esempio ne I diavoli verdi di Montecassino, di Harald Reinl, del 1958 (Die grünen Teufel von Monte Cassino). Film tedesco girato nel 1955, ricchissimo di scene documentaristiche, si incentra sul trasferimento dei beni culturali contenuti nell’abbazia a […]

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Novità internazionali nel 2011

… L’Unione europea, che ha vissuto il 2010 sul filo delle difficoltà dell’euro, insidiato in Grecia e in Irlanda dalla speculazione finanziaria internazionale e mal difeso, inizialmente, specie a causa delle esitazioni tedesche, ha chiuso l’anno in gran spolvero: a un anno dall’entrata di vigore, il 1˚ dicembre, del Trattato di Lisbona, è nato il […]

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Intanto in Ungheria

Sotto accusa la nuova legge sui media del governo ungherese, oggi guidato dal conservatore Orban. Repubblica la definisce una legge bavaglio. Per il Corriere: “I giornali in Ungheria sottomessi al governo. Imbarazzo della Ue”. E anche su La Stampa: “Budapest contro il potere di radio e tv”: e il quotidiano sottolinea che potrebbe trattarsi di […]

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Churchill e gli SMS

Am reading a book on the friendship between Churchill and Lloyd George.  Here’s a quote from Ch to LG, dated 1920: Since the armistice my policy wd have been ‘Peace with the German people, war on the Bolshevik tyranny’. Willingly or unavoidably, you have followed something vy near the reverse. Knowing the difficulties, & also […]

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La Duma russa ammette che fu Stalin a uccidere i polacchi a Katyn

Su Katyn una svolta? La dichiarazione della Duma — Di certo il 26 novembre 2010 alla camera bassa della Duma, il Parlamento russo – (The Duma is dominated by the United Russia party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin) – al termine di  un dibattito straordinario e anche un’accanita discussione, pare, ci sono stati 342 si, 57 […]

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Leggere le memorie europee

European Memory. A Blessing or a Curse? edited by: Leonidas Donskis and Ineta Dabašinskienė published by: A. Longo editore pp: 296 ISBN: 978-88-8063-622-9 price: € 20.00 How do the politics of remembering and the politics of forgetting relate to modernity? Is European memory the way out of painful dilemmas of modernity or it is just […]

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Europeismo alla polacca

Czy Polska chce być w unijnej Grupie Sześciu? Polska dystansuje się od pomysłu Włoch, by stworzyć w UE grupę sześciu największych państw konsultujących główne unijne decyzje – leggi tutto ——– RASSEGNA ITALIANA, di Ada Pagliarulo e Paolo Martini Il Foglio sottolinea che la Polonia ha detto no alla proposta del ministro Frattini di creare un […]

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Sul documentario e sul Mediterraneo

alcune riflessioni FW Article pour Paolo 7 – Umanesimo Mediterraneo Prix_morawski pdf

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Documentario polacco vince al Prix Italia (Torino)

………. AND THE WINNER IS: Nella categoria: TV DOCUMENTARY Nella Sezione: CULTURAL AND GENERAL INTEREST Vince: POLAND – TVP “LECH MAJEWSKI – THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BRUEGEL” Director: Dagmara Drzazga – Producer: Adam Lukaszek – Script: Dagmara Drzazga “Lech Majewski – The world according to Bruegel” is a journey in art and imagination to discover, […]

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Intanto in Ucraina

100 days of Yanukovych – the path to total power The new government is moving towards taking control over the informational sphere and the mass media. Meanwhile the opposition, which is divided internally and lacks a plan of action, has shown itself incapable of resisting the government, including in those cases where the latter has […]

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Il jazz e il comunismo (dell’Est)?

The Meanings of Jazz under State Socialism Public Conference of the Project “Jazz in the Eastern Bloc” Berlin, Freie Universität, Institute for East European Studies Director: Prof. Dr. Gertrud Pickhan – Coordinator: Dr. Rüdiger Ritter Project and conference are sponsored by the German Volkswagen-Stiftung Friday, June 11, 2010 18:00 Gertrud Pickhan: Conference Opening 18:15 Siegfried […]

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Sui processi ai criminali della II guerra mondiale

The pictures of old people sitting in court – when their fragile health actually allows them to appear in court – are truly sad. However this is not about persecuting old people but about establishing historical truth.  … We should not remain caught up in the past but the events need to be clarified… Totalitarian […]

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Come cambiano i rapporti politica-storia in Russia

The evolution of Russia’s historical policy Russia is modifying its historical policy; it is giving up its vindications of Stalin, while at the same time defending the concept of the USSR’s role as liberator during the Second World War. Vedi anche il dossier pdf

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Economie del Centro-Est

The West and the Rest in the International Economic Order The international economic order has changed in the last 40 years and will no doubt go on changing, as leading economist, Angus Maddison (OECD Observer, ) explains. NB – This article is an adapted extract from Angus Maddison’s chapter, “The West and the Rest in the […]

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Katyn: che tutti i russi sappiano (online)

RUSSIA: PUBBLICATI DOCUMENTI SEGRETI SU MASSACRO POLACCHI A KATYN di Francesco Maria Cannatà, Corrispondente a Mosca dell’ AGI – Agenzia Giornalistica Italia Mosca, 28 apr. 2010 – A pochi giorni dal 65.mo anniversario del 9 maggio 1945, data della vittoria nella “grande guerra patriottica”, il Cremlino ha messo on-line il “dossier N°1”. I documenti sulla strage […]

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Mosca molla in Polonia e avanza in Ucraina?

– finlandizzazione dell’Ucraina?  Ukraina – na własne życzenie – może się upodobnić do sąsiedniej Białorusi. Gospodarczo jest ona tak zależna od Rosji, do tego stopnia przyjęła rosyjskie standardy, że nie może wybić się na pełną samodzielność. Nie wiadomo, czy Ukraina jest od wczoraj sfinlandyzowana. Ale na pewno wykonała krok w tę stronę + Suwerenność Ukrainy […]

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Da Varsavia a Tallinn

… just arrived in Tallinn from Lemberg via Munich, Berlin, Warsaw. 13-hours in the car with delightful Swedish ambassadorial company. Best answer to my question asking for advice on how best to get from Warsaw to Tallinn was a laconic “skype”… Edward Lucas pdf

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Grandi novità su Katyn: da parte russa un gesto molto atteso

Putin e  Tusk insieme a Katyn in aprile: ecco una grande novità! Katyn su europa feb 2010 Putin to Attend Katyn Massacre Memorial Reuters, 04 February 2010 Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart, Donald Tusk, will attend a memorial service in April to commemorate the massacre of 20,000 Polish officers by Soviet forces […]

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Arriva l’inverno si riparla di gas

VEDI: Poland: Reliable Source? by Marynia Kruk, TRANSITIONS ONLINE, 12 November 2009 While paying lip service to diversifying its supply of natural gas, Warsaw inks a long-term deal with Gazprom. WARSAW | In late October, nearly a year after the Russian-Ukrainian crisis left Poland with a 2.5 billion cubic meter shortfall of natural gas for […]

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Video 89

1989 en vidéos. Quelques liens vers des vidéos qui ont marqué l’année 1989. alcune segnalazioni dal sito La Chute du Mur – Churchill sulla Cortina di ferro a Fulton – The Iron Curtain Diaries: il trailer * Discours de Ronald Reagan à Berlin, « Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall », Berlin, 12 juin 1987 * Discours […]

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20 anni dopo l’89

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, in cooperation with Accademia d’Ungheria, Ambasciata di Polonia, Ambasciata della Repubblica Slovacca and Istituto Culturale Ceco, cordially invites you to attend the film presentations and conference: Guarini Institute for Public Affairs – Fall 2009 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL Monday, November 9, 2009 – 8:15 […]

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Trattato di Lisbona firmato

Klaus signs, Lisbon Treaty fully ratified EurActiv.com, Tuesday 3 November 2009 Czech President Václav Klaus again surprised friends and foes alike by signing his country’s Lisbon Treaty ratification today (3 November) at 15.00 CET, just hours after the Czech Constitutional Court had given the text its green light. The EU’s reform treaty is now fully […]

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Le repubbliche baltiche, al plurale

Segnalato da Euro-topics, 03/11/2009 Postimees – Estonia – Marked differences between Baltic economies In its autumn reports on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrives at widely diverging conclusions, the Estonian daily Postimees notes: “The material on Estonia takes up only four pages, for Lithuania it’s only one and a half, but […]

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A Varsavia si discute di politica della memoria

Debata “Europe talks to Europe” Breaking the bonds of national mythology Warsaw debate on memory and European citizenship 21-10-2009 The second debate in Eurozine’s series “Europe talks to Europe” takes place on 27 October in Warsaw. On a panel entitled “Breaking the bonds of national mythology”, Arne Ruth and Danuta Glondys will discuss politics of […]

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Tedeschi-polacchi

Germany: Controversies over the Nazi laws regarding the Polish minority ANALYTICAL NEWSLETTER FOR CENTRAL EUROPE, GERMANY, THE BALkANS & THE BALTIC STATES – OŚRODEK STUDIÓW WSCHODNICH IM. MARKA KARPIA – CENTRE FOR EASTERN STUDIES – issue 36(48) – 21.10.2009 On 15 October, the Germany Ministry of Justice refused to make voida Nazi decree of 1940. […]

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Europei divisi sulla genesi della II guerra mondiale

Political divide remains over Molotov-Ribbentrop pact [de]  EurActiv, Published: Thursday 15 October 2009    Members of the European Parliament continue to oppose each other over the significance of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, which divided Eastern Europe between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. Background: 2009 marks two important events: the 20th anniversary of democratic change in Central […]

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Storici in convegno sull’Europa divisa fra Hitler e Stalin

1939 – Hitler, Stalin and Eastern Europe. Geschichtswerkstatt Europa  The international Forum will take place on 16 – 20 September 2009 in Wroclaw / Poland. The thematic focus is the year 1939 and, in particular, the „Hitler-Stalin-Pact“. The pact had far-reaching consequences which are still firmly embedded in the remembrance landscapes of Germany and Poland. […]

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E se… il Regno Unito fosse invaso dai nazisti e dai sovietici

Unoccupied Britain. It looks simpler from across the Channel Dal BLOG di Edward Lucas, From Economist.com, Oct 15th 2009 TWEAK history a bit. Imagine that in 1940 Hitler and Stalin divide Britain between them. Both occupying powers behave abominably but in different ways. After a rigged election, Scotland is declared part of the Soviet Union. […]

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Turchi e armeni: H o h?

Segnalati da Euro-topics A historical treaty – with major obstacles – El País, Spain (13/10/2009) – The foreign ministers of Turkey and Armenia have signed a treaty that aims to regulate the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The left-liberal daily El País describes this as an important step but remains sceptical: “The […]

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La Germania dell’Est continuò a esistere anche dopo la sua fine

Segnalato da Euro-topics Rainer Bieling on the brave virtual world of the GDR The German Democratic Republic (GDR) ceased to exist on October 3, 1990. Rainer Bieling writes in the conservative daily Die Welt that after its demise as a state, communist East Germany continued its existence as a virtual project by preserving its intellectual […]

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Passati romeni che non passano

Martin Šimečka on coming to terms with the communist past Dilema Veche – Romania After the end of the socialist dictatorships there was hope that Central Europe would be able to contribute new ideas to the Western world of politics, Slovak journalist Martin Šimečka writes. But he concludes in the weekly Dilema Veche that this […]

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Sul caso Polanski un duro commento

Not Above the Law. No moral objection to Polanski’s arrest From The Times, September 29, 2009 The conservative daily The Times – United Kingdom, comments on the arrest of film director Roman Polanski on his entering Switzerland on the weekend. Talent and personal tragedy should not have kept Roman Polanski free When Roman Polanski won […]

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Polonia-Ucraina

Du 7 au 9 septembre, le Président ukrainien Viktor Iouchtchenko était en Pologne pour une visite officielle de deux jours. Il a rencontré le Président polonais Lech Kaczynski ainsi que le Premier ministre polonais Donald Tusk afin de discuter en priorité de l’adhésion de l’Ukraine à l’Union européenne, que M. Tusk a assuré soutenir, tout […]