Poland

Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Global Politics

Polish presidential runoff

Voters in Poland have set the stage for a presidential runoff in two weeks. The runoff is between acting president Bronislaw Komorowski and Jaroslaw Kaczynski. Host Marco Werman speaks with Jan Cienski, Warsaw correspondent for the Financial Times.

Conflict & Justice

The Looming Greek Default

Europe continues to struggle with finding a way out of its economic crisis. The most immediate threat to the Eurozone is the possibility of a Greek default. But some are openly wondering whether it's time to let Greece go.

Global Politics

Former Polish leader stands trial

Poland's last communist leader, General Wojciech Jaruzelski is on trial in Poland. He and seven other former officials are charged with committing "communist crimes." Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from reporter Rafal Motriuk of Radio Poland.

Global Politics

Polish sound postcards

Even during the Communist days of the 1960s and 70s, Poles managed to get their hands on western pop music. A Donna Summer track, for example, would come in the form of a sound postcard. We hear from Mat Schulz, a collector of Polish sound postcards.

Arts, Culture & Media

Poland duo Paula and Karol

A new Polish band is creating buzz on the Warsaw scene � Paula and Karol. They're attracting attention not just because of their folk-indie sound and their appealing lyrics � but because the songs they sing are so� nice. Amy Drozdowska reports.