Eryk MISTEWICZ: We know what will happen next
Eryk MISTEWICZ

Eryk MISTEWICZ

We know what will happen next

A distance of 400 km and 82 years separates Bucha from Katyn. Only a little more divides Mariupol from Warsaw.

Prof. Žiga TURK: Ever Closer Union or Ever Stronger Union?
Prof. Žiga TURK

Prof. Žiga TURK

Ever Closer Union or Ever Stronger Union?

There are two futures of Europe. Since the Treaty of Rome, the Treaties have included the ambition to forge “an ever-closer union” among the people (not peoples) of Europe. And then there is George H. W. Bush’s vision of Europe, “whole and free”.

Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI: Five factors impacting the world today
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Five factors impacting the world today

The world must seek out-of-the-box solutions. Only in this way will we be able to head off the dangers of a domino effect. By changing the geometry of geopolitics, Ukraine has given us hope today

Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI: Si vis pacem para bellum
Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI

Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI

Si vis pacem para bellum

The ancient Romans used to say si vis pacem, para bellum, in other words “If you want peace, prepare for war”. However, this Latin adage conveys not only the basic doctrine of the art of war, but also the principle that guides Narodowy Bank Polski when taking its anti-crisis measures.

Barry EICHENGREEN: Poland Gangnam Style
Barry EICHENGREEN

Barry EICHENGREEN

Poland Gangnam Style

For the last quarter century, the Polish economy has been an underappreciated success story – underappreciated certainly in my country, the United States.

Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI: What happened to European values?
Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI

Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI

What happened to European values?

The providers of huge funds feeding Putin’s war machine still lecture Poland on the rule of law and pretend to see no difference between the defence against the migrants invading the EU from Belarus and the help offered to Ukrainian refugees. 

Karol NAWROCKI: The constitution of Polish freedom
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

The constitution of Polish freedom

On the 3rd of May each year the Poles celebrate the anniversary of the passing of their 1791 constitution, the first such document of its kind in Europe and only the second in the world. 

Michał KŁOSOWSKI: The Third Wave of Solidarity
Michał KŁOSOWSKI

Michał KŁOSOWSKI

The Third Wave of Solidarity

The idea of Polish solidarity gives hope for a different organisation of our part of the world – one that is contrary to the “Russkiy mir”.

Igor ROZKLADAI: It's Time For The Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation
Igor ROZKLADAJ

Igor ROZKLADAJ

It's Time For The Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation

Relations between our nations are complicated. But in a time of big challenges, we are able to move forward, despite the pain of the past in our hearts. This gives us a place for reconciliation.

Karol NAWROCKI: Trails of Polish Hope
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

Trails of Polish Hope

WW2 left the Poles scattered across many continents. Soldiers and civilians alike covered hundreds of kilometres in the Soviet Union, Middle East and Western Europe. They marched on hoping to return to a free country.

Eryk MISTEWICZ: This war can be won by Ukraine and Europe together
Eryk MISTEWICZ

Eryk MISTEWICZ

This war can be won by Ukraine and Europe together

Over the last two weeks two million people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed the border into Poland. Each week a million refugees, mainly the elderly and women with children, have poured into my country. The poor of this world are fleeing from soldiers who shoot at women and children, at hospitals, at schools and housing estates and who bomb Russians’ blocks of flats.

Karol NAWROCKI: They fought for freedom and yet were supposed to be forgotten
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

They fought for freedom and yet were supposed to be forgotten

After 1945, the world paid tribute to the soldiers who had contributed to the victory over Nazi Germany. Not so in Poland. The communist government did all it could to make people forget about war-time heroes, and those who dared oppose the new regime were mistreated most persistently and adamantly. It is only today that we can honour them as they deserve.

Prof. Yücel OĞURLU: Turkey-Poland Relations in the Light of Minor Conflicts and “Eternal Peace”
Prof. Yücel OĞURLU

Prof. Yücel OĞURLU

Turkey-Poland Relations in the Light of Minor Conflicts and “Eternal Peace”

The relations between Turkey and Poland, two countries that do not share a border today, have a depth far beyond expectations. In this context, it would be expedient to remember the deep-rooted reasons for today’s friendly relations in the context of many negative and positive events that occurred in the past.

Andrey USTINOV: Polish soul in Russia
Andriej USTINOV

Andriej USTINOV

Polish soul in Russia

Neither the Christian philosopher Bach, nor the radiant genius Mozart, nor the eccentric mystic and fantasist Schumann, nor the arch-virtuoso Liszt held such sway over the minds and hearts of Russian musicians, pianists, and intelligent, well-educated people, as the piano virtuoso who came from Poland. The fiery revolutionist Beethoven might have had a similar kind of influence, but the lyricist Fryderyk Chopin was unequalled.

Jerzy MIZIOŁEK: Home of Chopin’s youth
Prof. Jerzy MIZIOŁEK

Prof. Jerzy MIZIOŁEK

Home of Chopin’s youth

The home where the eminent pianist spent his youth was located within the walls of the Warsaw University. It has survived all the cataclysms of history and, in the coming years, will become a special memorial to Chopin – writes Jerzy MIZIOŁEK

Artur SZKLENER: Universal Chopin
Artur SZKLENER

Artur SZKLENER

Universal Chopin

On the day the results of the previous 2015 Chopin Competition were announced, Asian Internet users searched for “Chopin” more often than they did for “shopping”. When the results were announced in 2021, competition videos were watched almost 3 million times.