29 kwi 2010

Prasówka - round-up of the press

Why foreigners who live in Poland should learn Polish? Of course the article is also in Polish;)

The ridiculous and amusing idea from "The Economist" - the new map of Europe. I would enjoy this new Polish location but not because of no neighbours - we would have more beaches:]

The same in Polish resumed by "Gazeta Wyborcza".

A funny material from Fakty TVN about the most challenging geographical names to read - the famous Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokul really doesn't seem to be so difficult!

2 komentarze:

  1. Regarding your first link, the problem with posting such a notice in a government office in a country belonging to the EU is that it's actually illegal.
    If I remember correctly, there's a law out there that says that in any EU country a person should be able to conduct official, government-related business in either English, German, French, or Spanish IN ADDITION to the local official language.

    At least that's how it was communicated to me in a couple of other EU countries - Sweden and Finland.

    So I'm not surprise that the head honcho said the notice would disappear ASAP.

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  2. Unfortunately in Poland many civil servants must understand that we're no longer in the previous system and there's no such person as "petent".

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