Tag: Poland

Generational conflict amongst Polish expats

In preparation for the meeting of all Polish Polonias (Polish expatriate communities in different countries, in short, Polish expats), the media has found some time to mention a rising conflict amongst various generations of Poles abroad. Why the surprise? . The original expats found their way to various nations mostly in the time around WWII, thrown here and there by hurricanes of war. Many were...
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Fresh wave of Polish emigration

The Polish news reported that a new wave of émigrés is preparing for departure – tens of thousands will leave for wealthier countries, looking for a better life. The number predicted is much smaller than the actual number leaving in the next 18-24 months as the economic crisis hits Poland. Many will never return. Polish emigration is a new and unstoppable trend. . Until now Poland has been...
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300 private schools gone?

Last week a Polish magazine published a prediction about the upcoming collapse of countless HE institutions. Private of course, as public universities are unsinkable, regardless of their underperformance, inefficiencies and non-competitiveness. The author proposed that in a few years Poland will be down to approx. 50 private institutions, from the current 360. We all agree that this is a huge...
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CB radio community

Poland is filled with antennas on cars. Even in cities, thousands of people drive around with rod-thin sources of information. Channel 19 of the Citizens Band is filled with discussions, questions, cries for help, insults, guidance and jokes. The sale of CB units is skyrocketing as Poles learn their benefits – those, that were driven into too-narrow alleys or under too-low bridges by their dumb...
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Forget 2011 – 2015 Polish elections are the key

Poland survived the 2010 local elections (small-government in cities, regions and voivodships). New superstars appeared and lost In most cases. Existing apparatchiks won in many regions, promising people amazing changes, to forget them a day after the elections. The battles were between national-level political parties, extending downwards their useless squabbles and ideological divisions. Within...
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Smolensk aircrash – financial angle?

Poles have become used to elites abusing their positions, even when „democratically” elected and (In theory) responsible to the electorate. Every group we’ve voted in started by raising their own wages and telling the rest of the country to “tighten our belts” and suffer through harsh times (there’s always a tragedy or drama or crisis). They fear no judgement nor court nor call for...
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