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Kwasniewski meets with Bush: Is Poland still offering unquestioning support to the U.S. War on Terror?

Polish President told a small groups of reporters on March 17, 04 that he feels misled by not finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to. He also said that Poland might try withdrawing its troops from Iraq early next year instead of previously stated date of mid-1005.


What might lead to the sudden change of the course in Polish politics? Aleksander Kwasniewski - Polish president, is known as a good diplomat. To explain it - we will present the development in the Polish-Americans relations during the last couple of months.

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Polish Military Zone in Iraq

When we started a series of articles about Europe versus war in Iraq it was Spring of 2003. Since then a situation in Iraq changed completely. The war is over but the peaceful mission in Iraq did not finished yet. Iraq even without Saddam Hussein is still a very unstable and dangerous place. Polish president - Aleksander Kwasniewski was in Washington in January 2004 and met with USA president George Bush. We will talk about political and especially about economical results of his visit in the next article. Let me here focus on Polish military mission in Iraq.

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Unemployment among Young People in Poland

One third of all unemployed are less than 30 years old. Many employers are looking for people who have some experience but young people lack any work experience. The results of the research done during the last decade showed that the graduates of Polish high schools and universities are prepared well in theory but not in the practice. They are missing practical skills.

Young people have a hard time to find a job also a result of the demographic high. There were many kids born in the beginning of the 80-es, (their parents are a result of the after-war high birthrate of fifties). Now this generation is graduating from the high schools, technical schools and the universities and they have a hard time to find a job.

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Unemployment among Women: the Price of Motherhood

Women have much more difficult time to find a job than men do. Their chances decrease with age. Young and attractive women with high qualifications and fluency in foreign languages and experience have much better time to find a job also that the women above forty.

Recently almost half of the population of women could not find a job. Since salaries in Poland are lower than in Western Europe countries and in the USA - both parents need to work in order to secure the decent standard of life of the family. So the unemployment of women affects to the high degree the wellbeing of the families, not even mentioning single parenting which almost always lead to the low standard of life for children.

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The Wooden Puppet Program from Polish Charities

There are at least 330 thousand children in different parts of Poland that desperately need nutrition support, but the child nutrition program is carried out only in several places in Poland. Information based on application forms sent to us by school principals, helps us decide which schools qualify for help.(…)

The Polish Humanitarian Organization (Polska Akcja Humanitarna) began the child nutrition program in 1996 in regions where state collective farms were located during the communism period. As a result of Poland’s economic changes in the last fifteen years collective farms were shut down, leaving many families unprepared to deal with the new socioeconomic situation. The Polish countryside has had the most difficulty in adjusting to the changes. Farms in these regions are very small and very underdeveloped, the farming culture is low and there is a huge unemployment rate (in some areas peaking at 90%).

The Wooden Puppet Program (Pajacyk) - click the belly of this unhappy puppet to help donating a lunch for a Polish child. After clicking a belly you would see the names of the sponsors, each sponsor donates 1.5 cents per each click. Only one click per day from the same computer will be counted. You may set up this website as your "home".

   

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