Zbigniew GAJEWSKI: LOT aspires to continue to be the pride of Poles
Zbigniew GAJEWSKI

Zbigniew GAJEWSKI

LOT aspires to continue to be the pride of Poles

LOT is a national carrier firmly entrenched in the public awareness of Poles. In the ‘Rzeczpospolita’ daily newspaper’s ranking of the most valuable Polish brands, it climbed to 17th place in 2018, from the bottom of the top 100 a few years earlier.  In the Polish Radio ranking 'Lubię, bo polskie’, it was recognised as the best domestic brand of 2023. The company has already emerged from the stage of fighting for survival and is now striving to develop its market position.

Małgorzata NIEZABITOWSKA: 4 June 1989 – Solidarity's stunning victory
Małgorzata NIEZABITOWSKA

Małgorzata NIEZABITOWSKA

4 June 1989 – Solidarity's stunning victory

’What we had fought for, what we had believed in, often against all logic and in the face of grim circumstances, had come true, had been achieved, without violence, without bloodshed,’.

Paweł DOBROWOLSKI: Taking stock of the last two decades
Paweł DOBROWOLSKI

Paweł DOBROWOLSKI

Taking stock of the last two decades

Once we strip away the marketing rhetoric, it becomes evident that in the long run, all the countries in our region that have joined the EU and undertaken the necessary reforms are catching up with the West at a similar rate to Poland.

Andrzej DUDA: Our goal should be to prevent crises
Andrzej DUDA

Andrzej DUDA

Our goal should be to prevent crises

Our world is facing multiple global crises that have significant impact on infrastructure systems. Our goal should be to prevent crises, not just react to them.

Karol NAWROCKI: The Katyn scar
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

The Katyn scar

In the spring of 1940, the Soviets exterminated the flower of the Polish intelligentsia without any legal proceedings. Today, the Russian authorities want to treat this crime as an ordinary offence subject to the statute of limitations.

Andrzej DUDA: They died for their loyalty to Poland
Andrzej DUDA

Andrzej DUDA

They died for their loyalty to Poland

The Katyn Massacre is one of the cruellest acts of wartime terror experienced by Poland during the Second World War. The crimes committed by Nazi Germany in the Polish territories it occupied from 1939, particularly the extermination of the Jews, are widely recognised.

Prof. Wojciech MATERSKI: The Katyn massacre was a genocide
Prof. Wojciech MATERSKI

Prof. Wojciech MATERSKI

The Katyn massacre was a genocide

Although Russia has officially acknowledged the perpetration of the Katyn massacre, this truth is virtually absent from Russian historiography today. For it does not fit into the myth of the great victory of the war, any more than the Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939, the mass deportations, the enslavement of the Baltic republics or the colossal scale of the Red Army’s marauding in the final phase of the Second World War.

Karol NAWROCKI: The crime of genocide has no statute of limitations
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

The crime of genocide has no statute of limitations

It was on the 13th of April 1943 that the general public heard the atrocious news. The remains of thousands of citizens of the Second Republic of Poland had been discovered! A mass grave was found in the Katyn forest near Smolensk, in the western part of Russia.

Andrzej DUDA: NATO members must raise their defense spending to 3 percent of GDP
Andrzej DUDA

Andrzej DUDA

NATO members must raise their defense spending to 3 percent of GDP

In the first half of 2025, Poland will hold the presidency of the European Union. Our overarching priority will be: more of the United States in Europe, which means more active U.S. presence across the military, economic and political domains. Just as there is no strong NATO without Europe, there is no strong Europe without the United States and NATO.

Martyna GRĄDZKA-REJAK: Not just the Ulmas
Martyna GRĄDZKA-REJAK

Martyna GRĄDZKA-REJAK

Not just the Ulmas

The Institute of National Remembrance has been conducting extensive archival research since 2009 for the project ‘Register of Facts of Repression against Polish Citizens for Aiding Jews in Occupied Polish Territory’

Karol NAWROCKI: Whoever is not with them is a fascist
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

Whoever is not with them is a fascist

The authorities of the Russian Federation consistently distort historical facts to justify their current aggressive policy. Poland is central to this mystification.

Josie DIXON: Rediscovering Yaniewicz – a journey back in time
Josie DIXON

Josie DIXON

Rediscovering Yaniewicz – a journey back in time

Felix Yaniewicz (1762-1848) was a Polish-Lithuanian violinist and composer who settled in Britain after a cosmopolitan career which took him to Vienna, Italy and Paris.  Last year he was the subject of an exhibition celebrating his role in founding the first Edinburgh music festival in 1815.  To mark the Chopin Institute’s release of the first in a series of new recordings of Yaniewicz’s violin concertos, Yaniewicz’s descendant Josie Dixon tells the story of how the project to celebrate his musical legacy in Britain came about.

Mateusz SZPYTMA: Poland is more important than the party
Mateusz SZPYTMA

Mateusz SZPYTMA

Poland is more important than the party

Wincenty Witos was a statesman capable of taking responsibility for the fate of the state in the most difficult of times, but also capable of resigning from office when the interests of the Republic demanded it.

Ewelina PODGAJNA: The political thought of Wincenty Witos
Ewelina PODGAJNA

Ewelina PODGAJNA

The political thought of Wincenty Witos

’Wincenty Witos was one of the most important persons in the great process of transforming a peasant attached to the partitioning monarchs into a Pole and a conscious citizen. Without this process, the 'miracle of rebirth’ would have been much more modest and flawed,’ writes Professor Ewelina PODGAJNA.

Marek DIETL: An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
Marek DIETL

Marek DIETL

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

The aphorism attributed to Benjamin Franklin may be almost three centuries old, but it has lost none of its relevance and has become even more apt with the passage of time. In a world of rapidly changing financial markets, coupled with global geopolitical and economic challenges, those who have access to valuable and verified information will inevitably have an advantage.

Karol NAWROCKI: With history into modernity
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

With history into modernity

If the free world abandons an active politics of remembrance, it will give way to those who have learned nothing from the experience of 20th-century totalitarianisms.

Prof. Paweł ŚNIATAŁA: Why is it worth to study in Poland?
Prof. Paweł ŚNIATAŁA

Prof. Paweł ŚNIATAŁA

Why is it worth to study in Poland?

Poland is becoming increasingly popular among international students as a remarkable option for pursuing education at a European and global level due to its relatively low costs for both studying and living.