Bush calls Polish leader on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. officials from President Bush down have been engaged in telephone diplomacy to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

Bush thanks Polish PM on Ukraine

OTTAWA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush said Tuesday Poland's president will lead a delegation to Ukraine to press a negotiated settlement to the country's election crisis.

Kwasniewski may go to Ukraine Wednesday

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski may go to Ukraine Wednesday to help mediate the crisis in disputed presidential elections.

Ukraine court freezes election results

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Ukraine's highest court suspended publication of the presidential election results Thursday to review complaints of vote-rigging, the BBC said.

Lithuania's Adamkus may mediate in Ukraine

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus is the latest figure from central and eastern Europe to be asked to mediate in the crisis in Ukraine.

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Poland's Kwasniewski applauds Bush

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said Wednesday victory for George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential elections was good news for Poland.

Polish PM refuses talks on Iraq kidnapping

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka said Thursday his country would not enter into negotiations with the kidnappers of a Polish woman in Iraq.

Kerry woos Poles with thanks on Iraq

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- John Kerry moved Monday to woo Polish-American voters with a newspaper interview in Poland giving thanks for the country's participation in Iraq. Kerry, the Democrat candidate in next week's U.S. presidential elections, told the Gazeta Wyborzca newspaper

Polish leaders pledge to implement reforms

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka pledged Tuesday to continue implementing reforms to bring public finances under control.

Poland wants Ukraine, Turkey in EU

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski says he wants to see Turkey and Ukraine as members of the European Union.

Poland's Belka confirmed as prime minister

WARSAW, Poland, June 24 (UPI) -- Marek Belka was confirmed as Poland's new prime minister Thursday in a parliamentary confidence vote.

Poland's Belka gets last shot for premier

WARSAW, Poland, June 11 (UPI) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski re-appointed Marek Belka as prime minister Friday giving him one last chance to be confirmed in his position.

China's president visits Poland

WARSAW, Poland, June 8 (UPI) -- China's President Hu Jintao met Tuesday in Warsaw, Poland,with President Aleksander Kwasniewski for talks on expanding bilateral cooperation.

Poland's Belka to be appointed premier

WARSAW, Poland, June 1 (UPI) -- Poland's acting Prime Minister Marek Belka will be formally appointed premier on June 11, President Aleksander Kwasniewski has said.
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Aleksander Kwasniewski
WAP20030114 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush welcomes President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland to the White House on Jan. 14, 2003 in Washington..mk/MichaelKleinfeld UPI

Aleksander Kwaśniewski (Polish pronunciation:   ( listen); born November 15, 1954) is a Polish politician who served as the President of Poland from 1995 to 2005. He was born in Białogard, and during communist rule he was active in the Socialist Union of Polish Students and was the Minister for Sport in the communist government in the 1980s. After the fall of communism he became a leader of the left-wing Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, successor to the former ruling Polish United Workers Party, and a co-founder of the Democratic Left Alliance.

Kwaśniewski was democratically elected president in 1995, defeating the incumbent, Lech Wałęsa. He was re-elected to a second and final term as president in 2000 in a decisive first-round victory. His term ended on December 23, 2005, when he handed over power to his elected successor, conservative Lech Kaczyński.

In 1979 he married lawyer Jolanta Kwaśniewska (née Konty). Together they have one daughter, Aleksandra Kwaśniewska, who was born in 1981.

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