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  President of the Republic of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In accordance with the current Constitution, the President of the Republic of Poland is the head of state, the supreme representative of Poland and the guarantor of the continuity of government.
The President has the opportunity to directly influence the legislative process by using his veto to stop a bill; however, his veto can be overruled by a 3/5 majority vote in the presence of at least half of the statutory number of members of Sejm (230).
The President is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces; he appoints the Chief of General Staff and the commanders of all the armed forces; in wartime he nominates the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and can order general mobilisation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presidents_of_Poland   (723 words)

 Gabriel Narutowicz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After Poland regained its independence in 1918, he became involved in national politics and served as minister of public works, 1920-1921, and as minister of foreign affairs in 1922.
On 9 December 1922, he was elected by the Polish parliament (convened as the National Assembly of Poland) to be the first president of Poland, and was sworn in on 11 December.
On 16 December 1922, five days after his inauguration, while attending the opening of an art exhibition at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw, Narutowicz was shot dead (at the age of 57) by a National Democrat sympathizer: the anti-Semitic painter, art professor and critic, Eligiusz Niewiadomski, who was later executed for the murder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gabriel_Narutowicz   (251 words)

The President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, told correspondents at a Headquarters press conference Tuesday that Poland was sure to be one of the first countries to become a new member of an enlarged and fully democratic North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The pillars of Poland's foreign policy were to be members of NATO and the European Union, to have close relations with all its eastern European partners and to pursue closer relations with central European countries.
President Yeltsin's leadership continued to be very important, especially for the younger generation in the Russian Federation, which was not interested in being citizens of an isolated super-Power.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1996/19960925.poland25.sep.html   (957 words)

 Remarks With President Kwasniewski of Poland in Press Conference
Poland and the United States are part of the great alliance of liberty, and we're working to spread the hope of freedom and prosperity across the globe.
President, let me once again emphasize how pleased I am to stand her on the hospitable land, the country that is so close to the Polish people, where millions of people live here of Polish extraction.
President, the state and local governments are saying they're at the end of their rope financially, at the moment, because of the economic downturn.
www.state.gov /p/eur/rls/rm/2002/11897.htm   (4383 words)

 Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Republic of Poland is a country located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
The president appoints the cabinet according to the proposals of the prime minister, typically from the majority coalition in the bicameral legislature's lower house (the Sejm).
Poland's principal ports and harbours are Gdańsk, Gdynia, Kołobrzeg, Szczecin, Świnoujście, Ustka, Warsaw, and Wrocław.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/Poland.htm   (2377 words)

 Kancelaria Prezydenta RP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Poland is trying to join the European Union just as the EU is again embroiled in controversy over the high cost of farm price supports.
www.president.pl /x.node?id=2012003   (1663 words)

 Poland - The President
The presidency was established by the Round Table Agreement to replace the communist-era Council of State as the primary executive organ of government.
The president also appoints diplomatic representatives and officially receives foreign diplomats; acts as commander in chief of the armed forces; calls and presides over emergency sessions of the Council of Ministers; and performs other duties assigned the chief of state by the constitution or by law.
The constitution grants the president certain legislative prerogatives, including the right to propose legislation; to veto acts of the National Assembly (the Sejm could overrule such a veto with a two-thirds majority); to ask the Constitutional Tribunal to judge the constitutionality of legislation; and to issue decrees and instructions on the implementation of laws.
countrystudies.us /poland/73.htm   (759 words)

 Remarks With President Kwasniewski of Poland to the Michigan Polish American Community
President, the people of America are deeply grateful for your support and the support of the people of Poland.
President, the significant increase, the largest since Ronald Reagan was the President, shows the world, shows our friends, and as importantly, shows the enemy, that the United States is a determined, resolved nation.
Here, President of the United States, and President of independent Poland are meeting in Troy to express the admiration and respect to achievements of Polish community in the United States, to tell you that America of today would not be America without this community.
www.state.gov /p/eur/rls/rm/2002/11941.htm   (3143 words)

 Commanding Heights : Poland Overview | on PBS
After the Allies defeat Germany, Poland's Socialist Party leader, Józef Pilsudski, becomes the provisional president of Poland, independent for the first time in 123 years.
1922-1938: Politics and raging partisanship in Poland's legislature lead to the resignation of President Pilsudski and the assassination of his successor, Gabriel Narutowicz, in 1922.
Poland's economic performance is the strongest in Central Europe.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/pl/pl_overview.html   (748 words)

 CNN.com - Transcript: President Bush, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski - June 15, 2001
President, that we can demonstrate a better and changed democratic Poland to you, the Poland that is using its political opportunity.
We have adopted the common resolution of the president of the Republic of Poland and the president of the United States of America.
President Bush, there are fresh reports today about concerns of the U.S. government of proliferation from the Russian government selling certain materials to nations such as Iran.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/06/15/bush.trans   (2817 words)

Marek Borowski, leader of the leftist Social Democracy for Poland (SdRP), and former candidate in the presidential race has said he is ready to support Donald Tusk, head of the centrist and liberal Civic Platform (PO), in the second round of the elections next Sunday.
Poland lose 1-2 to England, yet qualify for Football WC
Russia calls on Poland and the Baltics to separate politics and history
www.poland.pl   (156 words)

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President Kwasniewski was presented with ADL's Distinguished Statesman Award, an honor conferred on world leaders who exhibit a commitment to furthering the achievement of regional and world peace, and who possess a special commitment to promoting human and civil rights.
Poland has a unique responsibility to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and the history of Jewish culture that thrived there for centuries, President Kwasniewski said in accepting the ADL award.
President Kwasniewski has actively promoted warm relations between Poland and the United states and is a key ally in the battle against global terrorism.
www.adl.org /PresRele/Mise_00/4796_00.htm   (474 words)

 Keynote speech by Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Poland was one of the first countries to declare intent to make a tangible contribution towards the anti-terrorist campaign.
Poland consistently contends that NATO should be an organisation open to all countries that declare a desire to join the Alliance and fulfil the membership criteria.
With her strategic position on the map, her potential and international standing, Poland desires to be involved in the framing of NATO's eastern policy.
www.usemb.se /bsconf/2002/speech_kwasniewski.html   (2396 words)

President Clinton praised Poland for the bold, free-market reforms it has pioneered since 1989 as proof that the legacies of communism can be overcome.
Given Poland's remarkable progress and integration into the competitive global economy, both governments took note of the new phase in our economic relationship based on investment, trade and other forms of cooperation, with private sectors in the lead.
The President expressed appreciation for Poland's participation in the international coalition which pressed the Iraqi government to comply with UNSC resolutions, as well as day-to-day representation of U.S. interests in Baghdad.
www.fas.org /man/nato/national/980710-nato.htm   (870 words)

 Pravda.RU:Polish President: Poland does not want to be a wall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The subject for the negotiations between Russia and Poland is the commercial relations.
As long as Poland wishes to join the EU as soon as possible, it would be weird, if Warsaw did not take account of the interests of its partners.
The visit of the Russian president is supposed to open the new page in the history of relations between the two countries.
english.pravda.ru /main/2002/01/16/25744_.html   (573 words)

 POLISH NEWS - News from POLAND - February 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Poland, which needs 48 fighter jets by 2008 to replace its Soviet-built MiGs and bring the country's military up to NATO standards, will become the ninth European country and the 24th in the world to fly the F-16.
President Putin is oriented towards the West, but this thinking is not shared by a majority of Russians," he said.
The talks focused on the future of NATO and the EU the strategic partnership between Poland and Lithuania, and cooperation in the region.
www.polishnews.com /fulltext/straight/2003/hotnews82_1.shtml   (1793 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Release : Remarks by President Bush and President Kwasniewski of Poland in Photo Opportunity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I would like to express my joy that this is my fourth visit already to the White House, visiting President George W. Bush.
Poland participates in the stabilization mission in Iraq, and we are full of optimism thinking about that country and about the successful completion of our mission.
Poland will have to observe many rules, and it will bring about a final doing away with this problem that has been present in our talks for many years now.
releases.usnewswire.com /printing.asp?id=42890   (1327 words)

 Speeches and articles > The Queen addresses President Kwasniewska of Poland
Prince Philip and I were very pleased to visit Poland eight years ago early in your Presidency, and it is a great pleasure to be able to return your hospitality on this occasion.
Poland's Constitution of 1791 was the first constitution in Europe to articulate a democratic balancing of powers.
Poland is back where it belongs: a leading member of the family of free and democratic European nations.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page4224.asp   (600 words)

 EUPolitix.com - Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President, Poland was obliged to take on the euro.
But in Poland this problem of the euro is not as strong and difficult as our entry to the EU itself, but much easier.
It is easier to discuss this subject in Poland than in the UK or Sweden, because the people know after 15 years of leaving communism behind that being part of an international currency is not bad.
www.eupolitix.com /EN/Interviews/200402/f312c0c1-5dbe-425f-ab0e-c1f61f067be7.htm   (1044 words)

 Polish Embassy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brussels, Oct. 13: Poland Thursday in Brussels presented NATO with its Strategic Defence Review specifying required combat levels for the Polish armed forces, the dangers they must be prepared to deal with, and army modernization plans adjusted to Poland's financial capacities.
Poland’s total debt at the end of the 2Q rose to 102,220 mn EUR from 96,277 mn EUR at the end of the 1
He believes Poland stands a change to bring unemployment level down to 17.3 pct at the end of the year.
www.polandembassy.org   (938 words)

Earlier we discussed the communist nations with the least and most communist symbols on them, Poland's flag's only change during the communist period was the removal of the crown from the head of the eagle on its arms.
Poland's national symbols are defined by the "Coat of arms, colors and anthem Act of 31th January 1980" ("Ustawa z dnia 31 stycznia 1980 r.
Poland was left without a separate ruler (even a foreign one) during the last period of Russian domination, when even the grandduchy status was abolished; before that the Russian czar accumulated the title of Grandduke of Poland, entiled to the referred arms.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pl.html   (2358 words)

 PolishPresidentVisit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He said that for Sri Lanka, Poland was an ideal location for an embassy to serve as a hub in the furtherance of her economic and political ties with countries in that region.
In this regard, the President of Poland expressed satisfaction on the on-going meetings between the Polish and the Sri Lankan business delegations in Colombo which was pre-arranged to coincide with the Presidential visit.
The President of Poland also said that he was impressed by the Colombo Port and pointed out that Poland being a leading nation in shipping and ship building, is interested in close cooperation with Sri Lanka in the field of shipping and port development.
www.lanka.net /test/fm/press/13th_march_1999.html   (720 words)

 NDU News - Polish President visits NDU
While at NDU, President Aleksander Kwasniewski delivered a speech to the University's leadership, faculty and senior college students on "Trans-Atlantic Cooperation in Global Security in the Wake of the NATO and European Union Summits." Both the U.S. and Polish press covered his speech, which was followed by a lively Q. and A with NDU students.
Virtually all of Poland's senior uniformed military leadership are NDU graduates, a pattern President Kwasniewski stated Poland intends to continue.
NDU President VADM Paul G. Gaffney, II, left, greets the President of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski.
www.ndu.edu /info/whatsnew/polishpresident.cfm   (153 words)

 Bush Praises President of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The evening was to find the Polish president and his wife the honored guests at a fl-tie state dinner for 130 at the White House.
Other items on the agenda between the two countries are Poland's upcoming purchase of over $3 billion worth of combat planes, with European and U.S. companies vying to snare the contract, and the country's work representing U.S. interests in Iraq.
Poland is one of the few homogenous countries left in the world.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/717827/posts   (2228 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Secretary Cohen's Press Conference with President Kwasniewski, Poland, 15 Jun 98
It was nearly an hour-long meeting with the President, and we discussed a variety of issues.
We talked about the decision on the part of Poland to extend its participation of the peace-keeping mission in Bosnia, and that, of course, led to a discussion about Kosovo.
And we agreed with the NATO decision that was reached in Brussels to explore all options, and that it was important for President Yeltsin to send a very strong message to Mr.
www.defenselink.mil /transcripts/1998/t06181998_t615pole.html   (588 words)

 TEXT: CLINTON, WALESA LOOK TO FURTHER POLAND'S PROGRESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following is the text of the White House press release: (Begin text) President Clinton met today at the White House with former President of Poland Lech Walesa.
President Clinton expressed his admiration for Lech Walesa's historic role, as leader of Solidarity and as President, in advancing Poland's dramatic economic and democratic transformation since 1989.
The President observed that the restoration of Central Europe's sovereignty and the end of the Cold War itself owed a great deal to the efforts of Lech Walesa and the Polish people who had struggled for democracy and freedom so long and ultimately so successfully.
www.fas.org /man/nato/offdocs/us_96/18991941.htm   (283 words)

 CER | Poland: President Bush in Warsaw
George Bush gave a 30-minute speech, in which he outlined his vision for America, Europe and the world, and the recurrent and important themes were issues of security.
President Kwasniewski has stated very clearly that Poland is in favour of Bush's plan of building the new anti-missile shield, which is much criticised by other NATO members, the EU and Russia, who say the shield would be in violation of the old US-Russia treaty from 1972.
Regarding Russia, Ukraine and the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bush said, "We want Russia to be an ally, a partner in peace and democracy, a country of freedom, a country which would increase Europe's security.
www.ce-review.org /01/22/polandnews22.html   (579 words)

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