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Polish opposition warns of 'Polexit' ahead of European vote
"Powerful PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has long been a fierce critic of the strong brand of EU federalism championed by EU powerhouses Germany and France. He is among a growing number of populist leaders in the EU advocating a reform agenda for the bloc that favours national sovereignty over federalism."

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"flextension" FTW? Looking good, eh.

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 01:05:31 PM EST
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Polish teachers launch nationwide strike
As part of an international rebellion by teachers, on Monday April 8, over 80 percent of Poland's 400,000 teachers joined an indefinite, nationwide walkout. This is the first national strike by teachers in the country in 25 years, and one of the biggest strikes in Poland over the past several decades. ... Outraged over the [Solidarity] union leadership's deal with the government, teachers from the Solidarity trade union joined the walkout across the country. Many nonunionized teachers also joined the strike.
purportedly, "PiS government ahead of the European elections in May, and the Polish parliamentary elections in the fall" did not properly hide $48B earmarked for arms spending.

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 07:03:37 PM EST
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Makes for a nice and sexy headline and possibly a catchy slogan for the Polish opposition (although 'poleaxing' has its merits).

The article body reminds that "Poles are overwhelmingly EU-enthusiastic, with nearly 90% backing membership of the bloc". Also: Poland is the biggest net recipient of the EU budget.

Don't mind me if I call bullshit on that one.

by Bernard on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 06:52:05 PM EST
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