Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Feb 2012 21:44 UTC
Legal It would seem that freedom of speech and the open web are in better hands in Eastern Europe than they are in Western Europe. After Poland, the Czech Republic is the second country to suspend the process of ratifying ACTA. "A wave of protests against the international agreement, including hackers' attacks, has swollen in the world as well as in the Czech Republic. 'By no means would the government admit a situation where civic freedoms and free access to information would be threatened,' [Czech PM] Necas said." Anyone from either Poland or the Czech Republic care to comment on how serious we have to take their politicians? If a Dutch or an American politician said something like this, I'd be weary and mistrusting.
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RE: Are you kidding?
by kristoph on Tue 7th Feb 2012 03:27 UTC in reply to "Are you kidding?"
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Yeah, Poland is in a terrible state, what with the best GDP growth in Europe, the huge rise in PPP, the 10%!!! drop in unemployment over the last decade and the booming foreign investment.

Also, did you know that the Polish GDP as measured by PPP is the 20th highest in the world? Poland has grown ahead of countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Spain and all other former east European countries.

So, yeah, honestly, you may not like your government or whatever but their either doing a good job - economically - or their just amazingly lucky. Either way you want to keep them around.


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