Western Lands and the accession of Poland to the European Union. The analysis of regional press in 2002–2004 Cover Image

Ziemie Zachodnie a proces akcesji Polski do Unii Europejskiej. Analiza prasy regionalnej w latach 2002–2004
Western Lands and the accession of Poland to the European Union. The analysis of regional press in 2002–2004

Author(s): Paulina Olechowska
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Western Lands; European Union

Summary/Abstract: The article is an effect of interest in research interests across the image of Polish accession to the EU which was created by press texts of regional newspapers of theWestern Land of Poland. The press texts was selected broadcast content on the appropriate form, and clearly carved eventually reflect the problems that have become important and have been discussed issues relating to the Polish accession to the EU. Polish-German relations was important point of pre-accession discussions in the regional analyzed newspapers. Based on analysis, can be concluded that the motive for combining texts, newspapers surveyed had hoped that the adoption of Polish EU will speak to a symbol that will contribute to the disappearance of overcoming mutual prejudices and stereotypes still functioning. Although the mutual relations of both countries still had a significant impact historical and social events, it seems that the regional press journalists of theWestern Lands really belief that after 1 May 2004 will begin a new stage of history. In press texts was repeated several times the idea of Polish-German ‘community of interests’. Analysis of the texts shows that in the pre proceeded quite freely communication processes between German and Polish representatives of local authorities, particularly where the German side clearly says about concerns stemming from EU enlargement, Poles and Germans expecting to improve the better economic situation. The analysis of the press shows clearly that the German political elite was unable to convincingly explain the lack of acceptance of the German society for EU enlargement to include Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 263-288
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish