Prof. Lisa McCormick: The Chopin Competition and the Olympic Games: are there more similarities than differences?
Prof. Lisa McCORMICK

Prof. Lisa McCORMICK

Prof. Lisa McCormick: The Chopin Competition and the Olympic Games: are there more similarities than differences?

In 1948, a promising young pianist named Micheline Ostermeyer embarked on an ambitious concert tour to build on her success winning the first prize at the National Conservatoire in Paris. The same year, she became the first Frenchwoman to win an Olympic medal, claiming two golds and a bronze at the London Games. While Ostermeyer had studied piano since the age of four, she only began developing her athletic abilities as a teenager. With the outbreak of the Second World…

Éric ZEMMOUR: It is time to restore French law to its primacy over European law
Éric ZEMMOUR

Éric ZEMMOUR

Éric ZEMMOUR: It is time to restore French law to its primacy over European law

Legal arguments presented by the European Commission put at stake the very sovereignty of the peoples of Europe. ​It is up to the peoples of sovereign nation-states to determine which laws apply on their territory. I fully support the Polish people and their government in asserting the autonomy of their legal order.

Prof. Aleksander NAWRAT: Time for innovations!
Prof. Aleksander NAWRAT

Prof. Aleksander NAWRAT

Prof. Aleksander NAWRAT: Time for innovations!

The role of the public administration is to stimulate and support the activities of the scientific, economic and financial sectors. The future of our country depends on this activity and readiness to set ambitious goals.

Bill WIRTZ: Underestimated people. Central and Eastern Europeans will surprise you
Bill WIRTZ

Bill WIRTZ

Bill WIRTZ: Underestimated people.
Central and Eastern Europeans will surprise you

Central and Eastern Europeans have a sense of righteousness, ability to tolerate non-conventional choices, hospitality and generosity, that exceed that of Western Europe by noticeable margins. Success is treated with respect instead of envy. A professional and high-performing work ethic is paired with an ability to hedonistically disconnect after work. Friendships made are real and valuable, without relying on the emotional ups and downs for the sake of dramatic entertainment.

Brother ALOIS, Taizé Community: Brother Roger’s Love for Poland
Br. ALOIS z Taizé

Br. ALOIS z Taizé

Brother ALOIS, Taizé Community: Brother Roger’s Love for Poland

For us brothers, and for me in particular, love for Poland is part of Brother Roger’s legacy. We continue to rely on the faith and prayers of so many Poles. And I want to say how important it is for the treasure of faith of this people to remain alive. This certainly requires “aggiornamentos,” as Saint Pope John XXIII put it, adaptations, so that the younger generations can discover how to live the faith of all time in a changing world. I am confident that the Poles will find that path.

Artur PARTYKA: Łódź mam w sercu
Artur PARTYKA

Artur PARTYKA

Artur PARTYKA: Łódź mam w sercu

Cieszę się, że za mojego życia zobaczę zupełnie inną Łódź. Jeszcze 15 – 20 lat. To wielka radość, że tego doczekam. To wielka radość, że w tym uczestniczę. Jesteśmy fantastyczną grupą ludzi, która tylko miała trochę pod górkę. Łódź musi działać tak jak w sporcie — zero kompleksów, wiara w siebie, i do przodu. Wszystko się uda.

Mateusz MORAWIECKI: Breaking with the imitation of the past
Mateusz MORAWIECKI

Mateusz MORAWIECKI

Mateusz MORAWIECKI: Breaking with the imitation of the past

As I look forward into 2017, I see great development opportunities for Poland. A chance for an investment boom whose range and significance will propel the Polish economy into future, breaking with the imitation of the past.