The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Defense pick sparks Macedonia clashes

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 5 (UPI) -- Clashes triggered by the appointment of a former ethnic Albanian rebel fighter as Macedonia's new defense minister left at least 22 injured over the weekend.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
By United Press International

Europe alarmed by events in Russia

BRUSSELS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The arrest of demonstrators in Russia and a lack of fairness at polling stations are developments that are very disappointing, a European leader said.
Buzek laments Tymoshenko sentence

Buzek laments Tymoshenko sentence

BRUSSELS, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ukraine must face its internal political differences if it's to have a sincere dialogue with the European Union, the president of the European Parliament said.

EU delegation arrives in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Before meeting with leaders from main Tunisian political parties, a European delegation said the humanitarian crisis from the Libyan war was a top concern.
Arab Spring activists win Sakharov Prize

Arab Spring activists win Sakharov Prize

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Five Arab Spring activists have received the European Parliament's 2011 Sakharov Prize for their support of freedom and human rights, the parliament announced.

EU: Only small changes to treaty

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek has suggested only small tweaks in economic governance Sunday at the European Union summit in Brussels.
EU angered by Tymoshenko verdict

EU angered by Tymoshenko verdict

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The European Union expressed outrage Tuesday after former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was sentenced to jail for abuse of power.
Europe supports Palestinian statehood

Europe supports Palestinian statehood

BRUSSELS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The right of Palestinians to advance in the international community as an independent state is "unquestionable," the European Parliament declared.
EU has strong words for Ukraine

EU has strong words for Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- With Ukraine marking an anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Europe is reminding that justice and politics must be separated, an official said.

Belarus activist's arrest criticized

MINSK, Belarus, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek has expressed "great concern" about the arrest of a prominent human rights activist in Belarus.

EU condemns Russia on opposition stance

STRASBOURG, France, July 7 (UPI) -- There are real obstacles to political pluralism in Russia, members of the European Parliament said Thursday following a ban on an opposition group.

Europe calls for calm in Sudan

BRUSSELS, June 21 (UPI) -- Agreements reached in Ethiopia regarding Sudan's disputed Abyei region should be implemented immediately, the president of the European Parliament said.

EU working on new security plan

BRUSSELS, March 16 (UPI) -- The European Union is working out the details for increased security around its buildings, officials said Wednesday.
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Jerzy Karol Buzek  ( listen) (born 3 July 1940) is a Polish engineer, academic lecturer and politician. He was Member of Sejm from 1997 to 2001. He served as the 9th post-Cold War Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001 and has been a member of the European Parliament since 13 June 2004. On 14 July 2009, he was elected President of the European Parliament, succeeding Hans-Gert Pöttering.

Jerzy Karol Buzek was born to a Lutheran family on 3 July 1940 in what is now Smilovice in the Czech Republic. He was born into the prominent Buzek family, which participated in Polish politics in the Second Polish Republic during the interbellum. The family was part of the Polish community in Zaolzie. Buzek's father was an engineer. After the Second World War, his family moved to Chorzów. He is a Protestant.

In 1963 Jerzy Buzek graduated from the Mechanics-and-Energy Division of the Silesian University of Technology, specialising in chemical engineering. He became a scientist in the Chemical Engineering Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 1997 he has been a professor of technical science. He is also an honorary doctor of the universities in Seoul and Dortmund.

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