I talk with Roger Casale, the founder of New Europeans about Brexit, #the5million campaign and the New Europeans' proposal of the European Green Card. Initially this interview was published in Polish on Onet.pl. Piotr Maciej Kaczyński: There is about one million Poles in the UK. But the migration of people around the EU is a … Continue reading A European Green Card for #the5million?
Brexit is looming on the European Parliament. A few days ago the EP's research service published a simulation showing how the Parliament changes on 1 February 2020, the day EU shrinks to 27 member states. The main consequence for the delicate balance in the fragmented Parliament is the end of the minimal centre-left majority in … Continue reading EP post-Brexit: the End of Centre-Left Majority
Dear Reader, In a form of a letter, let me try to cover the ongoing political issues related to the European Union. You are free to ask and to comment. You are free to disagree. Today is the last day of the old world. Today is the first day of the new world. Obviously. So, … Continue reading Political Europe & Me
Brexit puts the details of the European elections in limbo. It looked like there will be 705 MEPs. Now it seems we will see the same number of MEPs as before: 751. With Britain or not, for the Polish MEPs it makes a difference of one mandate: with Britain in the EU there will be … Continue reading Rostowski: Brexit is the worst event in Western Europe since WW2
All EU institutions have to prepare for the post-Brexit reality. The British Commissioner will lose his position on the day the UK leaves the EU. After the European Council last week the chance there will be British MEPs is reduced to almost 0%. Hence most likely there will be 705 MEPs come July. In the … Continue reading Brexit unexpected fallout in the Court of Justice
Two days ago, minister Jacek Czaputowicz spoke to the daily Rzeczpospolita about Brexit's backstop. The Bravado Monday, 21 January. Minister of foreign affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in discussion with Jędrzej Bielecki, a journalist of Rzeczpospolita. The interview is published. The question is if the UK can be saved from hard Brexit. The minister: "We need brave … Continue reading Czaputowicz bravado on the Brexit backstop
Earlier this week Theresa May lost her Withdraw Agreement vote. The next day the House of Commons kept her in office. All this is the debate about the future of the United Kingdom relationship with the EU. As a side effect, Brexit makes the size of the next European Parliament unknown. As the UK does … Continue reading Brexit: EP size uncertain
So she lost. May is over, it feels as if it was the longest month ever. Winter is coming. Now, let's get serious on the issue. The House of Commons voted down the Withdrawal Agreement tonight by a landslide, 432 against, 202 in favour. Will May finally end tomorrow with the Labour motion of no … Continue reading First Polish reactions to the Brexit vote