How Poland’s 'golden age' of economic growth is going unreported

How Poland’s 'golden age' of economic growth is going unreported

by EGLE FREDRIKSSON

During the current global economic slow-down, Poland stands out as a European growth champion. With an uninterrupted pace of high growth averaging 4.2% per annum between 1992-2019, Poland is steadily catching up with Western Europe and has become the seventh largest economy in the EU with a total GDP of €524 billion. Considering its population of 38 million, scarred by a turbulent history and post-EU entry emigration bleed, we think that Poland’s remarkable growth engine is not receiving the attention it deserves.

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Increased US presence in Poland is a good deal for NATO

 Increased US presence in Poland is a good deal for NATO

by ARTUR KACPRZYK

On 12th June, during a meeting in the White House, US president Donald J. Trump and Polish president Andrzej Duda signed a declaration stressing the enduring character of the US military presence in Poland and increasing its size. Around 1,000 US troops will be added to the roughly 4,500 already stationed on a rotational basis.

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Facebook tried to censor our independence celebration. Now, I'm suing them in Poland

Facebook tried to censor our independence celebration. Now, I'm suing them in Poland

by MACIEJ SWIRSKI

In November 2016, some time before most Americans became alarmed at censorship in social media, I sued Facebook. If you haven’t heard about this landmark case, that is understandable, because I sued in a Polish court.

I charged that, by suppressing open communication, the Silicon Valley giant had violated my rights under the Polish Constitution. After years of Facebook’s procedural delays, this past week, my case received its first judicial hearing.

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Can Europe learn from communism?

Can Europe learn from communism?

by ROGER SCRUTON

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Paradoxically communism, although established as an international movement and claiming to abolish all sovereign boundaries, helped to preserve the nation state. For the nation was an enduring reality around which resistance could shape itself and, when combined with the powerful resurgence of Catholic faith in Poland, proved decisive in the overthrow of the communist tyranny.

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Why the United States and European Union are destined to collide

Why the United States and European Union are destined to collide

A conference in London highlights the biggest debate of our times: whether independent nations can co-exist within a liberal imperialism unwilling to recognize borders.

By SUMANTRA MAITRA

I talked with Dr. Yoram Hazony, the philosopher and author of the conservative bestseller, “The Virtue of Nationalism,” ahead of his book launch in London, prior to the Europe at a Crossroads conference. The conference featured some of the top conservative writers and philosophers, including Dr. John Fonte of the Hudson Institute, the author of the post-Trump national-conservative foreign policy, and Sir Roger Scruton.

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