Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
The opposition has already demonstrated their courage and fortitude. By all indications, for Europe’s last dictatorship, change is finally coming.
Much of this book is true, and the author does not pretend fully to understand what is happening. And yet I think her pessimism is overdone.
Britons were told the country would be leaving the dangerous European Arrest Warrant system, but its replacement looks suspiciously similar.
But they have hugely different views on economic policy to PiS, and consider its pro-Catholicism naive at best.
Harmonisation flies in the face of global trends towards equivalence rather than the highly legalistic regulatory formula favoured by the Union.
One party is national conservative, while the other is liberal conservative. Sadly, both are afflicted with left-wing ideas.
Who are you voting for to run the EU Commission? Have you watched the debates and scrutinised their manifestos? Oh, wait.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
There are clear signs that Brussels is laying the ground for a compromise – we must not remove their incentive to produce one.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.