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Communist past: Lech Wałęsa refuses to comply with prosecutor’s office requests

The Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation announced that former president and Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa has been called upon three times by the prosecutor’s office to explain his testimonies in an investigation concerning his work as part of Polish communist special services. He was also requested to explain his […]
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Polish court: Lech Wałęsa must apologize to historian who revealed Wałęsa worked for communist intelligence services

Wałęsa lost the case, but the Warsaw district court rejected historian Sławomir Cenckiewicz’s motion that former president of Poland should pay a fine as a compensation

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Zybertowicz’s rules of liberal democracy a la Third Republic

On the 30th anniversary of The Round Table Talks, presidential advisor professor Andrzej Zybertowicz lists the flaws of the Third Polish Republic (III RP) and its relation to the Round Table Talks.

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Former Polish PM is not surprised by Wałęsa’s praise of Putin

In the light of Lech Wałęsa’s recent praise of Vladimir Putin’s policies, former Polish PM Jan Olszewski claims that Wałęsa’s sympathies towards Russia are nothing new. “Lech Wałęsa as President did everything to hinder Poland’s entry into NATO and integration with the West,” said Olszewski in an interview with “Do Rzeczy”.

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Kiszczak’s archive sold to Americans

Multiple documents from the head of Poland’s communist police and special services archive have been sold to the US Hoover Institution Library & Archives in Stanford. Polish Radio journalist Wiktor Świetlik explains how these documents relate to Poland’s post-communist heritage.

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Wałęsa attends Bush funeral, makes political demonstration

A public political manifesto by former Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at George H.W. Bush’s funeral. Wałęsa attended the funeral dressed in a “Constitution” shirt, provoking disgust from commentators.

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Wałęsa’s birthday wishes missing important signatures

A liberal crowd, including EU President Donald Tusk, attended Lech Wałęsa’s 75th birthday. Tusk’s gift to Wałęsa, birthday wishes signed by leaders of 26 EU states, was missing the signatures of Mateusz Morawiecki and apparently Viktor Orban.

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