General information including return, liberalization at local [POL5683]

Attached please find a copy of a general situation report on Poland which was put together in response to information request # POL4987. It includes the most up-to-date information on return to Poland from External Affairs Canada.

We have also attached some documents on the changes to the constitution of Poland and the local elections which will take place on 27 May 1990.


Anna Sabbat-Swidlicka, "Poland's Provisional Government", RFE/RL Report on Eastern Europe, , Vol. 1, No. 14, 6 April 1990.

Eva Letowska, "Answers to Questions Posed by the IRBDC, Ottawa", 7 May 1990.

Reuters, "Democratic Local Elections to be Held May 27 in Poland", 19 March 1990.

"Local Government Elections: Interview with Dr. Maria Halamska", Rzeczpospolita 1 March 1990, in Uncensored Poland, 13 April 1990.

"Storming the Town Halls", The Economist, 5 May 1990.