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  AllRefer.com - Aleksander Kwasniewski (Polish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Aleksander Kwasniewski[kwAshnyef´skE] Pronunciation Key, 1954–;, Polish politician, president of Poland (1995–;), b.
He studied economics at the Univ. of Gdansk, joined the Communist party at 23, and was an organizer of the Socialist Union of Polish Students during the late 1970s.
In 1991, after the collapse of the Communist party, Kwasniewski, whom some have called pragmatic and others have dubbed an opportunist, was a founder of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), a social democratic party.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kwasnski.html   (288 words)

 Aleksander Kwaśniewski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aleksander Kwaśniewski (pronounced: [alεk'sandεr kʋaɕɲefskʲi] (♫)) (born November 15, 1954), Polish politician, is President of Poland.
He was born in Białogard, and during the communist era he was active in the communist Socialist Union of Polish Students and was sports minister in the 1980s.
In an often bitter campaign, Aleksander Kwaśniewski won the presidential election in 1995, collecting 51.7 percent of votes in the run-off, against 48.3 percent for the incumbent, Lech Wałęsa, the former Solidarity leader.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleksander_Kwasniewski   (1468 words)

 Build Ukraine
Aleksander Kwasniewski promised that in the near future a meeting of representatives of all interested countries - Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia and the EU - would be held on the governmental level.
Aleksander Kwasniewski, remaining as polite as possible, said he did not see much in particular in Ukrainians' desire to go from a presidential form of government to a presidential-parliamentary system as is more popular in our region of Europe.
Having listened to all of this, Aleksander Kwasniewski was apparently thinking that Poland was also part of this Western democratic way of thought and that Polish democratic institutions were not pleased with how freedom of speech and democracy were developing in Ukraine.
www.artukraine.com /buildukraine/kwasniewski.htm   (1699 words)

 Bush bids farewell to Kwasniewski - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During Kwasniewski's two five-year terms in office, covering the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Bush, the former Warsaw Pact nation joined NATO and the European Union and established close ties with Washington.
Kwasniewski won favor in Washington by being among the small number of nations that has contributed troops to Iraq over the last couple of years -- and the even smaller number that sent troops during the March 2003 invasion.
Kwasniewski had also planned to push for an easing of travel restrictions for Poles, some of whom believe their country's involvement in Iraq should earn them visa-free travel to America.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2005/10/12/bush_bids_farewell_to_kwasniewski   (544 words)

 German, Polish leaders mark start of WWII - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, left, and his German counterpart Horst Koehler hold hands after laying wreaths in front of the Westerplatte monument in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, which was erected on the spot where the first shots of World War II were fired on September 1, 1939 in Gdansk.
To the roll of military drums, Koehler and Kwasniewski walked behind soldiers, who placed large wreaths on their behalf, and bent over simultaneously to arrange the wreath's ribbons, each in the colors of their respective national flags.
Kwasniewski said that as a culturally homogenous society, Poland faces the challenge of learning to coexist with other ethnic groups as it attracts immigrants in the future.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/09/01/german_polish_leaders_mark_wwii_start   (558 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > In Iraq -- Poland was 'misled' on Iraqi weapons, president says
Kwasniewski's remarks to a small group of European reporters were his first hint of criticism about war in Iraq, where Poland has 2,400 troops and commands one of three sectors of the U.S.-led occupation.
Kwasniewski, speaking after a meeting of his top security officials to discuss Poland's response to the Madrid railway bombings, said he will urge Spain to reconsider.
Kwasniewski noted that Iraq now has an interim constitution and said should soon have an interim government that will allow current forces to be replaced by peacekeepers.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/iraq/20040318-1157-poland-iraq.html   (613 words)

 Aleksander Kwasniewski biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aleksander Kwaśniewski (pronounce: [alεk'sandεr kfaɕɲefski]) is a Polish politician and currently the President of Poland.
Aleksander Kwasniewski won the presidential elections for the first time in 1995 on the election campaign slogans: "Let's choose the future" and "Common Poland," collecting 51.7 percent of votes, against 48.3 percent cast on Lech Walesa.
In 1996, President Kwasniewski submitted the draft of a convention on fighting organised crime to the UN.
aleksander-kwasniewski.biography.ms   (1117 words)

 Kwasniewski, Aleksander --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Kwasniewski attended the University of Gdansk, where he studied economics and was chairman of the socialist student group.
On Dec. 23, 1995, Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Communist Party apparatchik, was sworn in as the second president of postcommunist Poland.
The poet, novelist, and dramatist Aleksander Pushkin is often considered Russia's greatest poet.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9002428?tocId=9002428   (546 words)

 EUPolitix.com - Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aleksander Kwasniewski: Enlargement is a historical decision and it means that both sides, both new and old countries, are prepared to go forwards and take this step.
Aleksander Kwasniewski: The next step for us is of course to be in the eurozone but I believe we still have time.
Aleksander Kwasniewski: We would like to be a very loyal and dependable partner with our special sensibilities.
www.eupolitix.com /EN/Interviews/200402/f312c0c1-5dbe-425f-ab0e-c1f61f067be7.htm   (1044 words)

 Aleksander Kwasniewski President refuses to sign tax amnesty & property declaration bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
President Aleksander Kwasniewski has refused to sign into law the tax amnesty and property declaration bill recently passed by parliament and has referred the matter to the Constitutional Tribunal to adjudicate on its validity, the local press have reported.
He explained that the tax amnesty programme raised the prospect of violating the constitutional principle of tax equality among citizens.
The tribunal is expected to rule in November, enabling a potential correction in next year's budget, which forecasts 600 million zlotys in revenue from the law.
www.templetonthorp.com /de/news155   (190 words)

 Alexander Kwasniewski
Alexander Kwasniewski was born in Bialogard, Poland, on 15th November, 1954.
While at university Kwasniewski became involved in politics and in 1976 became chairman of the University Council of the Socialist Union of Polish Students (SZSP).
In 2000 Kwasniewski was re-elected as president with 53.9 per cent of the vote.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /POLkwasniewski.htm   (342 words)

 KeepMedia | Newsweek: A New Poland On The Horizon
It was a delightful early birthday present for Aleksander Kwasniewski.
During Kwasniewski's first term as president, Poland became a member of NATO and enjoyed steady economic growth.
Kwasniewski recently contemplated the challenges ahead in an interview with NEWSWEEK's Ginanne Brownell at his office in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
keepmedia.com /pubs/Newsweek/2000/11/13/317275?extID=10037&oliID=229   (239 words)

 Epochtimes English Edition-
BUDAPEST - Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski says the European Commission report finding his country unprepared for membership in the European Union next year should serve as a wake-up call for his government.
President Kwasniewski, speaking to VOA in an interview, admitted his country of nearly 40 million people has more difficulties preparing for membership than the other nine candidate countries.
Kwasniewski pledged that, as head of state, he will do his best to bring Poland up to date by next May, when the 10 new member countries, mostly from the former Communist bloc, are scheduled to join.
english.epochtimes.com /news/3-11-5/13512.html   (291 words)

 USATODAY.com - Poland 'misled' on Iraq, president says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WARSAW (AP) — President Aleksander Kwasniewski, a key U.S. ally, said Thursday that Poland was "misled" about whether Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction and was considering withdrawing troops from Iraq several months early.
Kwasniewski's comments were the first by a Polish leader to raise doubts about the intelligence behind the decision for going to war and the latest signs of a weakening of support for the war among coalition members.
Kwasniewski, speaking after a meeting of his top security officials to discuss Poland's response to the Madrid bombings, said he will urge Spain to reconsider its decision.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-03-18-poland-iraq_x.htm   (921 words)

 CNN.com - Transcript: President Bush, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski - June 15, 2001
KWASNIEWSKI (through translator): When it comes to the missile defense system, following the presentation of President Bush's opinion in Brussels, the case seems very clear: The United States wishes to build this system not exclusively safeguarding its own interests, but to reinforce a general world security.
KWASNIEWSKI: And a concept which is absolutely different than everything that we had during the Cold War.
KWASNIEWSKI: This is the main mistake of the politician to give a chance for a next question.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/06/15/bush.trans   (2817 words)

 Online NewsHour: Polish President Kwasniewski -- July 8, 1996
CHARLES KRAUSE: This victory party last November was for Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Communist whose new party, the Democratic Left Alliance, includes former Communists as well as other opponents of Poland's rapid post-Communist economic reform.
Kwasniewski came to power after defeating Poland's first post-Communist President, Lech Walesa in a startling twist on the country's road from Communism to democracy.
Kwasniewski is just 41, the first Polish leader without living memory of the brutal destruction of Poland by the Nazis in World War II, and the imposition of Communism by Stalin in the immediate post-war period.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/july96/polish_background_7-8.html   (671 words)

 Press Conference with His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of the Republic of Poland, and General ...
PRESIDENT KWASNIEWSKI: As far as Macedonia is concerned, I realise of course that first of all the concept must be adopted, and now we are very close to the adoption of that concept, for example of sending NATO troops to carry out some stabilising actions in the region of Macedonia.
Q: President Kwasniewski, I know that you are a great supporter of the missile defence system, and you are also a supporter of further NATO enlargement, including into the Baltic states.
PRESIDENT KWASNIEWSKI: I must inform you that this journalist works for a newspaper in Gdansk, which is one of the important Polish cities on the Baltic coast.
www.nato.int /shape/opinions/2001/s010621a.htm   (2013 words)

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Aleksander Kwasniewski was one of the most important partners to the government side at Round Table talks.
Kwasniewski was the founder, and since 1990, the unquestioned leader of the Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland (SDRP).
In 1995 Kwasniewski run for the presidency and won in the run-off by a cliff-hanger majority of 3.4 percent of votes after a dramatic fight with then President Lech Walesa, who gained 48.3 percent of votes.
www.pap.com.pl /auschwitz/sylwetki_kwasniewski-en.doc   (583 words)

 Online NewsHour: Emerging Ally -- July 18, 2002
Ray Suarez interviews the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, who is currently visiting the U.S. JIM LEHRER: And, finally tonight, a conversation with the President of Poland, who is visiting the United States this week.
PRESIDENT ALEKSANDER KWASNIEWSKI: My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States.
PRESIDENT ALEKSANDER KWASNIEWSKI: Well, because NATO is one of the most important factors of this peace and security, and I think NATO is important in two elements: First one is the organization of peace, security, and very good cooperation between partners.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/july-dec02/poland_7-18.html   (1715 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aleksander Kwasniewski did not show up March 8 in the parliament where he was supposed to testify before the commission investigating the PKN Orlen scandal.
President Aleksander Kwasniewski said Nov. 25 that he would head to Kyiv at the request of Ukraine's President, Leonid Kuchma, to help broker talks between the government and the opposition led by Viktor Yushchenko, who says he was robbed of victory by a Moscow-favored candidate in the Nov. 21 runoff vote.
Kwasniewski told the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag that he was proud of close ties with the United States as “important allies” especially in the fight against terror groups, but insisted that did not exclude criticism.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=KWASNIEWSKI   (5252 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski to make final visit to U.S.
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski to make final visit to U.S. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski is making a final visit to share with President George W. Bush memories of the close alliance he forged with the United States during his 10 years in office.
Kwasniewski won favor in Washington by sending Polish troops to Iraq, a point that Bush was certain to underscore during their late-morning meeting on Wednesday.
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski to make final visit to U.S. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski is making a final visit to share with President George W. Bush memories of the close alliance he forged with the United States during his 10 years in office More details...
newsfromrussia.com /politics/2005/10/12/65043.html   (1774 words)

 Middle East Online
Kwasniewski says his country has been deceived about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
WARSAW - In a first sign of official criticism in Poland of the US-led invasion of Iraq, President Aleksander Kwasniewski Thursday said that his country had been "taken for a ride" about the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction in the strife-torn country.
Kwasniewski was speaking days after the prime minister-elect of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said Madrid would withdraw its 1,300 soldiers from the Polish-led contingent by June 30, unless the United Nations took over administration of Iraq.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/?id=9310   (347 words)

 Poland’s Leader Says Canada Saw Him as Illegal Immigrant
ARSAW, Jan. 28 — President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland said Wednesday that he was briefly suspected by Canadian authorities of being an illegal immigrant, during an unexpected stopover on a flight back from Washington.
Kwasniewski said a snowstorm forced his plane to divert from Gander, Newfoundland, to St. John's, as he returned from a visit during which he asked President Bush to relax visa requirements for Polish citizens.
Kwasniewski said the group was released after several Polish sailors saw him and began asking for autographs, demonstrating that he was famous.
www.nytimes.com /2004/01/29/international/europe/29POLA.html?ex=1390712400&en=854573211d31865f&ei=5007   (378 words)

 CNN.com - Polish leader warns of lurch right - Sep 23, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Aleksander Kwasniewski warned Friday of a dangerous lurch to the right in Poland's elections and urged voters to defy predictions of a low turnout by turning out in large numbers.
Kwasniewski, a former communist, said a landslide "would mean the triumph of one side, and every triumph is dangerous because it carries the seed of arrogance, pride and mistakes."
Kwasniewski, who decides when the new parliament will meet to approve the government, said the first session must take place before October 24.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/09/23/poland.vote.ap   (444 words)

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