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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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Leaders gather for Tadeusz Mazowiecki funeral in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Political leaders gathered in Warsaw Sunday to pay their respects to Poland's first non-communist prime minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, who died Monday.

Pardon of jailed Ukrainian draws EU praise

KIEV, Ukraine, April 9 (UPI) -- The release of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko from prison over the weekend has drawn praise from opposition leaders and the European Union.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

EU keeping close tabs on Ukrainian vote

BRUSSELS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- There's little hope of engaging the government in Kiev if weekend elections aren't viewed as fair, the head of an EU monitoring mission said Wednesday.

EU, Ukraine differ on way forward

YALTA, Ukraine, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- European officials met with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych about an integration deal snagged on the imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
By United Press International

Ex-president of Poland denies spying

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Polish Institute of National Remembrance says documents show former President Aleksander Kwasniewski worked with Communist spy agencies.
E. Europe wants firm U.S. policy on Russia

E. Europe wants firm U.S. policy on Russia

WARSAW, Poland, July 16 (UPI) -- Eastern European politicians are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to take a firm stand towards Russia when their region is involved, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.
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Blair linked to possible EU presidency bid

BRUSSELS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Tony Blair has been linked to a possible bid for the European Union presidency, but the former British prime minister is staying tight-lipped on the subject.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

Kaczynski takes office in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Poland's new President Lech Kaczynski promised to fight corruption while taking his oath of office Friday.

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
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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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