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01.07.-31.12.2011

Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are values that are symbolised by the logo. Depicts Poland as a modern and young at heart country that initiates positive changes in Europe. The author of the presidency's logo is Jerzy Janiszewski - the author of the worldwide-known logo of "Solidarność" movement, which has become a historical symbol of the Polish road to freedom and democratic changes in this part of the world.

Priorities

Presidency in numbers 184 days

European integration as a source of growth Internal market

EU budget 2014-2020

Trade negotiations

E-Commerce

The beginning of negotiations

Conclusion of negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia

European Patent Lowering roaming tariffs

EU budget connected with the Europe 2020 strategy

The role of the Cohesion Access to capital of Policy and the Common small and medium- Agricultural Policy size companies Investments in Intellectual capital infrastructure and human capital

Signing the Treaty of Accession with Croatia

Development of the Eastern Partnership (EaP summit in Warsaw) Support for democratisation in North African countries New strategy for EU relations with the Arab world

2012 More than 10 million zlotys of owing to the support of business partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities in Poland More than 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the presidency auspices About 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxemburg

The key meetings of the presidency are held in the following five Polish cities: Sopot - July Wrocław - September Kraków - October Poznań - November Warszawa- grudzień Expert meetings and evens under the presidency's auspices are held in many other places across Poland.

Selected events in Poland

Safe Europe Energy security

430 million zlotys - the total budget of the presidency for the years 2010-

The cities of presidency

Neighbourhood Policy

Support for the European aspirations of Western Balkans

80 liaison officers chosen from almost 3000 candidates

Progress in Doha Round negotiations

EU enlargement

Progress in negotiations with Island

More than 30000 delegates - participants of meeting in Poland

Opening of negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

Europe benefiting from openness

Continuation of the accession negotiations with Turkey

1200 trained experts

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Analysis of the condition Strengthening the EU's of the EU external ability to plan and force Energy Policy operations concerning the management of crisis Producing recommendations for strengthening the common energy policy Strengthening of the EU operational ability

Food security

1/07 8/07

Discussion on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy

2-3/09

Effective spending of the EU financial resources

Development of NATO-EU Keeping marketcooperation orientation

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

Official inauguration of the presidency (Warszawa) Joint session of the Polish Council of Ministers and the European Commission (Warszawa) Informal meetings of the ministers of foreign affairs EU27 (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warszawa) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warszawa) European Culture Congress (Wrocław) Single Market Forum (Kraków) European Tourism Forum (Kraków) V European Equality Summit (Poznań) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznań) (Poznań) The Senior Officials-level Conference for the Southern Neighbourhood countries of the EU (Warszawa)

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Gifts promoting Polish design Delegates coming to the presidency meetings are traditionally presented with small gifts... Polish Presidency focuses on young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, and modern thinking drawing on tradition and nature.

The winning projects are: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Cufflinks with banded flint (Dorota Kempko)

Foreign cultural programme

Polish Cultural Programme Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organisations, 60 cyclical events, 184 days of culture • special projects in the following cities: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań • European Culture Congress 8-11 of September in Wrocław • grassroots cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership • debates, workshops, design, music, theatre www.prezydencja.nina.gov.pl www.uwaganakulture.pl

About Poland A modern, original and very functional guide to Poland. In a light and attractive way helps foreigners to understand Poland and The Polish and to discover the most interesting places recommended by a circle of public figures and organizers of cultural activities. Its 208 pages (8 chapters) present a coherent, clear and up-to-date review of the essential economic, social and cultural aspects od Poland. It focuses on the places, people and phenomena which prove that Poland is a country with rich traditions, but at the same time is creative, modern and dynamic. The publication jest available from the presidency website

Internet, social networks

I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capital cities, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Pekin, Tokyo. • Pillars of the programme: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Contemporary Craft Workshop and I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish projects have been prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners and will be presented in the best galleries, stages, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theater, Whitechapel Galery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl • Numerous cultural projects of Polish Instututes in 22 cities in Europe and the USA, and a few hundred projects on public and cultural diplomacy realised by more than 100 Polish diplomatic institutions across all the continents.

Cuisine PL Polish presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of the most eminent Polish chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the preparation of an excellent menu with Polish dishes based on native products for the summits in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency will be also presented with a set of culinary recipes for Polish dishes arranged in a modern way by 16 chefs, three foreigners among them, working in the best Polish restaurants. The basis of each and every recipe is one of the products commonly associated with Polish cuisine (e.g. herring, pickles, groats, poppy-seed, venision). Every recipe is proceeded by an understandable for a foreigner description of a product including culturals contexts. The publications are made even more appealing thanks to modern illustrations.

The publication jest available from the presidency website

Although lot more could be written about the Polish presidency, caring about natural environment, we limit the brochure only to key concepts, terms and statistics. For more information we invite you to visit the official website.

Polish Presidency is green presidency.

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