Mr. Perfect from Warsaw: The Rise of Poland's Foreign Minister

Mr. Perfect from Warsaw: The Rise of Poland's Foreign Minister

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2014

The Ukraine crisis has thrust Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski into the limelight as he takes a leading role in formulating Europe's response to Russian aggression. Long a star in Warsaw politics, his stature is now growing internationally. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski: 'Moscow Needs Our Money'

Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski: 'Moscow Needs Our Money'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 10, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, 51, argues Moscow is more vulnerable than many think, and that the EU should take a†firmer stand against Russia in the Ukraine conflict. more... Comment ]

Pope John Paul II's Canonization: The Making of a Miracle

Pope John Paul II's Canonization: The Making of a Miracle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 07, 2014

Pope John Paul II will be canonized in April. A woman from Costa Rica experienced a stunning recovery from a brain aneurysm after praying to the late pontiff. Her story provides a unique look at the Vatican's miracle workshop. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko: 'The People Intend to Fight'

Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko: 'The People Intend to Fight'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 16, 2013

Ukrainian opposition leader and heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko spoke to SPIEGEL about his presidential ambitions, the ongoing threat of a violent crackdown against the protesters, and Germany's role in bringing Ukraine closer to Europe. Interview Conducted By Benjamin Bidder and Erich Follath more... Comment ]

'Brussels Was NaÔve': Ex Polish Leader on†Failed Ukraine Talks

'Brussels Was NaÔve': Ex Polish Leader on†Failed Ukraine Talks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2013

Aleksander Kwasniewski led talks with Ukraine for an association agreement with the EU that collapsed last month. In an interview, he criticizes officials in Brussels for underestimating Russia's intentions and the Ukrainian president for ignoring his own people. Interview By Jan Puhl and Christian Neef more...

'Pseudo-Art': Russian Ambassador Slams Wartime Rape Sculpture

'Pseudo-Art': Russian Ambassador Slams Wartime Rape Sculpture

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2013

The brief appearance of a concrete sculpture in Gdansk last Saturday depicting a Red Army soldier raping a pregnant woman has sparked ire on both the Polish and Russian sides. Now the artist could be facing two years in prison. more... Comment ]

Limbo No More: German Poles to Vote in Upcoming Election

Limbo No More: German Poles to Vote in Upcoming Election

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 23, 2013

A decision by Germany's high court means that Poles with German ancestry can now take part in September's general election via absentee ballot. For many members of the minority group, the change is of huge symbolic importance. By Friederike Heine more... Comment ]

Polish Dissident Adam Michnik: 'We Are Bastards of Communism'

Polish Dissident Adam Michnik: 'We Are Bastards of Communism'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 31, 2013

Adam Michnik is editor-in-chief of Poland's leading daily and its most prominent former dissident. In a SPIEGEL interview, he talks about the threat of authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, the decline of the region's political culture and feelings of being treated like second-class citizens in Europe. more... Comment ]

Roll Over Dracula: 'Vampire Cemetery' Found in Poland

Roll Over Dracula: 'Vampire Cemetery' Found in Poland

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2013

A chilling find has been made in Poland: at least 17 skeletons buried with the skulls severed and placed between the knees or hands. That, say archaeologists, is how vampires used to be interred, to stop them rising from the dead. more... Comment ]

Rebel Priest: Church's 'No. 1†Enemy' A Symbol of Polish Change

Rebel Priest: Church's 'No. 1†Enemy' A Symbol of Polish Change

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2013

He's loved by his congregation but loathed by the archbishop. Rebellious priest Wojciech Lemanski is seen as the church's No. 1 enemy in Poland. His dismissal highlights the deep divide between church authorities and the faithful in this staunchly Catholic nation. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]