How are we going to benefit from Euro 2012?

How are we going to benefit from Euro 2012?

Written by: in: Economy

In the midst of the soccer hype, we can’t forget that the world is not over after the Euro 2012. In several different reports, we could find out that Poland spent PLN 100 billion (which is an astonishing number for a not-so-rich country). After a while, it turns out that the stadiums cost us PLN […]

Polish national team lost, but Poles are still in game

Polish national team lost, but Poles are still in game

Written by: in: Society

I won’t be writing about the match with the Czech team although I knew the recipe for success as a half of Poles. If it wasn’t for the fact that because of some reasons Smuda, not me, was then (still) the selector, the fate of the championships (and of the world) would have been completely […]

Poland won EURO 2012. And Donald Tusk scored the winning goal.

Poland won EURO 2012. And Donald Tusk scored the winning goal.

Written by: in: Society

On the opening day of Euro 2012 former PM Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz portended that public mood will depend on Polish football team’s results in the championship, while on Tuesday Leszek Miller, in his way, scoffed at Tusk that he needs Polish football players’ victory more than Gierek did. Both gentleman are wrong, because footballers’ results had […]

Who wins the game?!

Who wins the game?!

Written by: in: Society

Enough of deadly serious and boring deliberations whether we should organize Euro 2012 or not, what could be built if it were not for that, whose fault it is that we’ve built too little or too much. Bring an end to serious discussions about civilizational project. Bring an end to deliberations about serviceability of motorways […]

The naïve ones of 2012

The naïve ones of 2012

Written by: in: Society

About 30 000 people applied for a volunteer position during the 2012 football championship in June. And I am not going to criticise any one of them. They had various motivation. It is understandable that they wanted to take part in adventure, particularly if it could take place in interesting location such as stadiums. It […]

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

Written by: in: Thought

Between 31 May and 2 June 2012 Wrocław hosted Wrocław Global Forum 2012, co-organized by The Atlantic Council of the United States. This year’s edition was entitled “Reinventing the West: Prosperity, Security and Democracy at Risk?” For three days experts, politicians and economists were discussing various issues in numerous panels. After welcoming remarks by Rafał […]

Jarosław the goal scorer

Jarosław the goal scorer

Written by: in: Politics

A move made by Jarosław Kaczyński in the morning on May 3 – supporting the idea of boycotting Euro 2012 sport events in Ukraine was not an own goal at all but a classic hat-trick. The ball, slowly and aimlessly played by Western European politicians, landed at former Prime Minister’s feet. For the first time […]

Offside!

Offside!

Written by: in: Politics

The Prime Minister said that it was an own goal. This is how he described Jaroslaw’s Kaczynski’s calling for boycotting the Ukrainian part of Euro 2012. photo: Sean MacEntee The Prime Minister has an incomparably greater knowledge of the principles of “kicking the ball” than the chairman of the Law and Justice party does. Yet […]

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