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The Polish Presidency of the Council of the EU of the Council of the EU 01.07.-31.12.2011 The logo symbolises dynamism, positive energy and of course solidarity. It depicts Poland as a modern and youngspirited country which is a force for change in Europe The Presidency logo was created by Jerzy Janiszewski, designer of the now world-famous “Solidarity” logo which became the historic symbol of Poland’s transition to freedom and democracy in the region.


The Presidency in numbers 184 days 1,200 trained experts Over 30,000 delegates attending meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers from amongst almost 3,000 candidates PLN 430 million - total Presidency budget 2010-2012 Over PLN 10 million in savings thanks to support from private sector partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 Polish cities More than 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the auspices of the Presidency Around 1,500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg

European integration as a source of growth EU Budget 2014-2020

Trade negotiations Completion of negotiations Commencement of with Ukraine, India, negotiations on E-Commerce Canada, Singapore and on the EU budget Malaysia concerning the Europe 2020 Opening of negotiations European Patent with Moldova and Georgia Reduction of roaming fees strategy The role of cohesion policy Progress in Doha SME access to funds and the CAP Development Round Intellectual capita Investments in negotiations infrastructure and human capita Internal market

Europe benefiting from openness European Union expansion Policy Signing the Accession Treaty with Croatia Continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey Progress in negotiations with Iceland Support for the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

Neighbourhood Development of the Eastern Partnership (Eastern Partnership summit in Warsaw) Support for democracy movements in North Africa New strategy for the EU's relations with the Arab world

Analysis of the EU's external energy policy Development of recommendations to strengthen common EU energy policy

Common Foreign and Security Policy Strengthening of the EU's capabilities to plan and implement crisis management operations Strengthening of EU operational capabilities Development of NATOEU cooperation



The most important meetings during the Presidency will take place in five Polish cities. These are: These are: Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Krakow - October Poznan - November Warszawa - December Expert meetings and events are being organised under the auspices of the Presidency in many other towns and cities throughout Poland

Selected events

European security Energy security


Food security Discussion on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy Effective use of EU funds Maintenance of market orientation


Official inauguration of the Presidency (Warsaw) 8/07 Joint meeting between the Polish cabinet and the European Commission (Warsaw) 2- 3/09 Informal meeting of EU-27 foreign ministers (Sopot) 17-18/09 European Congress of Women (Warsaw) 29-30/09 Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) 8-11/09 European Cultural Congress (Wroclaw) 3- 4/10 Single Market Forum (Cracow) 5-7/10 European Tourism Forum (Cracow) 14-15/11 5th EU Equality Summit (Poznan)

Delegates arriving at Presidency meetings traditionally receive small gifts... The Polish Presidency promotes Polish young designers, minimalism, traditional materials and a modernism which alludes to tradition and nature

The winning projects are: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyñska) Document folders (Ania Kuczyñska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Striped flint cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)

National Cultural Programme Art for Social Change: 1,000 arts projects, 170 partner organisations,60 recurrent events, 184 cultural days • special projects in: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Bia³ystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznañ • European Cultural Congress 8-11 September, Wroclaw • grass-roots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership • debates, workshops, design, music, theatre

About Polska A modern, original and very useful guide to Poland This attractive and easy-to-read guide helps foreigners understand Poland and its people and discover many fascinating places recommended by public figures and organisers of cultural activities Its 208 pages present a consistent, transparent and up-todate review of the most significant areas in Poland's economic, community and cultural life(8 chapters) It draws attention to places, people and phenomena which emphasise Poland's rich traditions on the one hand and its creativity, modernity and dynamism on the other. The guide is available on the Presidency website

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International cultural programme 1, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capital cities, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. • Mainstays of the programme: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern crafts workshop and I, Culture Orchestra • Polish projects developed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and international partners will be presented at leading galleries, theatres, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, the National Theatre, Whitechapel Gallery and London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. • Numerous events by 22 Polish Institutes in Europe and the USA as well as hundreds of public and cultural diplomacy projects by over 100 Polish embassies all around the world.

Polish Cuisine The Polish Presidency presents an unparalleled opportunity to promote Polish cuisine One of the country's leading chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, is overseeing the creation of a select menu of Polish dishes based on ingredients native to the country which will be served at high level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the Presidency will also be presented with a collection of recipes for Polish dishes specially prepared by16 chefs, including three professionals from outside Poland, who on a daily basis work in some of Poland's leading restaurants. The point of departure for each recipe is an ingredient commonly associated with Polish cuisine (e.g. herring, cucumbers, buckwheat groats, poppy seedsand venison). Each recipe is preceded by a description of the ingredient- including its cultural context which is aimed at being comprehensible for foreigners unacquainted with Polish cuisine. The publication is enhanced by the addition of modern illustrations.

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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. General information.