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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

01. 07. -31. 12. 2011

Our logo symbolises dynamism, positive energy, and, of course, solidarity. It depicts Poland as a modern and young-spirited country which is a force of change in Europe. The Presidency logo was created by Jerzy Janiszewski, the designer of the worldfamous “Solidarity” logo which became the historic symbol of Poland's – and the whole region’s - transition to freedom and democracy.

Priorities

The Presidency in numbers

European integration as a source of growth Internal market

EU Budget 2014-2020

Trade negotiations

E-Commerce

Starting negotiations regarding the EU Budget on Europe 2020 Strategy

Ending negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia

The role of Cohesion Policy and the CAP

Opening negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

Infrastructure and human capital investments

Progress in Doha Development Round

European Patent Roaming fees reduction

184 days

1200 well-trained experts

Over 30 000 delegatów attending meetings in Poland

80 laiason officers chosen from some 3000 candidates

430 MM PLN – total presidency budget from 2010 till 2012

Over 10 MM PLN savings thanks to corporate sponsors

50 ministerial meetings in 5 Polish cities

Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the auspice of presidency

And around 1500 meetings in Belgium and Luxembourg

SME access to funds Intellectual capital

Presidency cities

Benefits from receptivity European Union expansion

Neighbourhood Policy

Signing the Accession Treaty With Croatia

Developing the Eastern Partnership (EP summit in Warsaw)

Continuation of accession Negotiations with Turkey

Support for democracy movements in North Africa

Progress in negotiations with Iceland

New strategies for the EU relations with the Arab world

Supporting the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

W Expert meetings and events are being organised under the auspices of the Presidency in many other towns and cities throughout Poland.

Selected events

Safe Europe Energy Security energetyczne

The most important meetings during our Presidency will take place in these five cities: Sopot - July Wrocław - September Kraków - October Poznań - November Warszawa - December

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Analysis of the EU's strengthening of the EU’s external energy policy capabilities to plan and and implement crisis Development of management operations recommendations for strengthening the Strengthening of the EU common EU energy operational capabilities policy Development of NATO-EU cooperation

Food Security

1/07 8/07

Discussion regarding the future of the CAP

3/09 17-18/09 29-30/09 8-11/10 2-4/10 5-7/10 14-15/11 28-29/11 1-2/12

Effective use of EU funds Maintenance of market orientation

Official inauguration of the Presidency (Warsaw) Joint meeting between the Polish cabinet and the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of EU-27 Foreign Ministers (Sopot) European Congress of Women(Warszawa) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warszawa) European Cultural Congress (Wrocław) Single Market Forum (Kraków) European Tourism Forum (Kraków) 5th EU Equality Summit (Poznań) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznań) High-level conference for the EU’s southern neighbours (Warszawa)

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Gifts promoting Polish design Traditionally, the delegates arriving at Presidency meetings are to receive small gifts. Polish presidency chose to involve young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional

Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska)

Leather folders (Ania Kuczyńska)

materials, as well as tradition- and nature-influenced modernity.

Milk and Honey (Beza projekt)

Striped flint cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)

The awarded projects are:

National Cultural Programme Art for Social Change: 1,000 arts projects, 170 partner organisations, 60 recurrent events, 184 days of culture • special projects in: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, •

Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań European Cultural Congress 8-11 September, Wrocław

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grassroots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership debates, workshops, design, music, theatre

Cultural Programme Abroad I, Culture: 400 projektów, 10 stolic, 10 stref czasowych, 100 dni • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. •

A modern, original and very useful guide to Poland. This

Culture Orchestra. Polish-themed projects developed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute Institute in cooperation with Polish and international partners will be presented at leading galleries, theatres, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theater, Whitechapel Galery, London Jazz Festival, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlinie,

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About Polska

Mainstays: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern crafts workshop and I,

Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl Numerous cultural events of 22 Polish Institutes in Europe and USA and a couple hundred of public diplomacy and culture-themed projects organised by over a hundred Polish embassies all around the globe

attractive and easy-to-read guide helps foreigners understand Poland and its people as well as discover many fascinating places recommended by public figures and those organizing

Polish Cuisine

cultural events. Its 208 pages present a consistent, transparent and up-todate review of the most significant areas in Poland's

The Polish Presidency presents an unparalleled opportunity to promote Polish

economic, community and cultural life (8 chapters). It draws

cuisine. One of the country's leading chefs, Adam Chrzqstowski, is overseeing

attention to places, people and phenomena which emphasise

the creation of a select menu of Polish dishes based on ingredients native to

Poland's rich traditions on the one hand and its creativity, modernity, and

the country which will be served at high level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the Presidency will

dynamism on the other. Available for download from the Presidency’s website

also be presented with a collection of recipes for Polish dishes specially prepared by 16 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

Internet & social media

cuisine (e.g. herring, cucumbers, buckwheat groats, poppy seeds and venison). Each recipe is preceded by a description of the ingredient - including its cultural

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context, which is aimed at being comprehensible for foreigners unacquainted with Polish cuisine. The publication is enhanced by the captivating modern illustrations.

Available for download from the Presidency’s website

youtube.com/polskaprezydencja

While we could write a lot about the Polish EU Presidency, with the environment in mind, we are limiting this brochure to a couple of key terms, phrases and statistics. For more information visit our official website www.pl2011.eu

Our presidency is a green one.

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