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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 01.07.-31.12.2011 The logo symbolises dynamism, positive energy and of course solidarity. It depicts Poland as a modern and young-spirited country which is a forcefor change in Europe. The Presidency logo was created by Jerzy Janiszewski, designer of the nowworld-famous “Solidarity” logo which became the historic symbol of Poland’stransition to freedom and democracy in the region.


The Presidency in numbers

European integration as a source of growth Internal market E-Commerce European Patent

EU Budget 2014-2020 Commencement ofnegotiations EU Budget concerning theEurope 2020 strategy

Reduction of roamingfees

The role of cohesionpolicy and the CAP

SME access to funds Intellectual capital

Investments ininfrastructureand human capital

Trade negotiations Completion of negotiations with Ukraine,India, Canada, Singaporeand Malaysia Opening of negotiationswith Moldova and Georgia Progress in DohaDevelopmentRound negotiations

Europe benefiting from openness European Union expansion Signing the Accession Treaty with Croatia Continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey Progress in negotiations with Iceland

European security

Analysis of the EU'sexternal energy policy Development of recommendations operational capabilities common EU energy policy

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

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

Strengthening of the operational capabilities Development of NATO-EU cooperation

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

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Cities of the Presidency

Neighbourhood Policy 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

Support for the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

Energy security

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Maintenance of market orientation

The most important meetings duringthe Presidency will take place in five Polish cities. 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 1/07 8/07 2-3/09 17-18/09 29-30/09 8-11/09 3-4/10 5-7/10 14-15/11 28-29/11 1-2/12

Official inauguration of the Presidency (Warsaw) Joint meeting between the Polish cabinet and the EuropeanCommission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of EU-27 foreign ministers (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Cultural Congress (Wroclaw) Single Market Forum (Cracow) European Tourism Forum (Cracow) 5th EU Equality Summit (Poznan) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznan) High-level conference for the EU's southern neighbours(Warsaw)

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)

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

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A modern, original and very useful guide to Poland. This attractive and easy-to-read guide helps foreignersunderstand Poland and its people and discover manyfascinating places recommended by public figures andorganisers of cultural activities. Its 208 pages present a consistent, transparent andup-to-date review of the most significant areas inPoland's economic, community and cultural life(8 chapters). It draws attention to places, people andphenomena which emphasise Poland's rich traditionson the one hand and its creativity, modernity anddynamism on the other. The guide is available on the Presidency website

Internet, social media

Poland's EU Presidency is a green Presidency.

ulture: 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, Czeslaw Milosz, Stanislaw 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 USAas 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 Chrzastowski,is overseeing the creation of a select menu of Polish dishes based oningredients native to the country which will be served at high levelmeetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalistsvisiting Poland during the Presidency will also be presented witha collection of recipes for Polish dishes specially prepared by16 chefs, including three professionals from outside Poland, who ona daily basis work in some of Poland's leading restaurants. The point ofdeparture for each recipe is an ingredient commonly associated withPolish 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 comprehensiblefor foreigners unacquainted with Polish cuisine. The publication is enhanced by the addition of modern illustrations. It is available on the Presidency website

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