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Heard in Passing
July 4, 2014   
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“I affirm that the human body and life are gifts from God and thus sacred and inviolable. Only God can decide at which moment a person is conceived or departs from this life.”
—An excerpt from a Declaration of Faith signed by around 3,000 Polish physicians, nurses and paramedics, who have vowed to perform their duties in conformity with the teachings of the Catholic Church

“When there’s a billionaire in Russia, Ukraine or Kazakhstan, there is a 99.99-percent chance they take bribes or steal and you can’t pretend you don’t know that.”
—Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, a former left-wing prime minister, on the fact that ex-president Aleksander Kwa¶niewski sits on the supervisory board of a company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch

“He’s kind of like a crocodile: you either need to keep out of his sight or move real fast.”
—Andrzej Olechowski, a former foreign minister and one of the three founding members of the Civic Platform (PO) party, on PO leader and Prime Minister Donald Tusk

“At first, it will be a loving embrace, but this will quickly change into a deadly stranglehold that leaves you with no chance to catch a political breath of your own.”

—PO senator Jan Filip Libicki on the future of Jarosław Gowin’s Poland Together grouping should it merge with the Law and Justice (PiS) party after a poor showing in the European Parliament elections

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