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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 01. 07.- 31. 12.2011

Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are the values which are symbolized by the logo. It displays Poland as a modern country and young at heart, initiating positive changes in Europe. Jerzy Janiszewski is the author of the Presidency’s logo – he is well-known around the world for creating the logo of “Solidar ity” movement, which became historic sy mbol of Polish road towards freedom and democratic changes.

Priorities

Presidency in numbers 184 days

European integration as a source of growth Internal market

EU Budget 2014-2020

E-Commerce European Patent Reduction in roaming charges SME’s access to capital Intelectual capital

1200 trained experts Over 30 000 delegates – participants of meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers among almost 3000 candidates

Trade negotiations

The beginning of negotiations

The end of negotiations with Ukraine, India, EU budget related with Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. Europe 2020 strategy

430 mln PLN – total Presidency’s budget for 2010-2012 Over 10 mln PLN of savings thanks to support of business partners 50 ministerial meetings In 5 Polish cities

The role of cohesion The opening of Policy and Common negotiations with Agricultural Policy Moldova and Georgia. Infrastructure and human capital investments

The progress In Doha Development Round negotiations.

Europe benefiting from openness

Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the auspices of Presidency About 1500 meetings In Brussels and Luxembourg

Cities of Presidency The most important meetings of Presidency take place in five Polish cities:

Extending European Union

Neighbourhood Policy

Signing the Treaty of Accession with Croatia

Developing the Eastern Partnership (EP summit In Warsaw)

Continuing accession negotiations with Turkey

Supporting democratization North-African countries

The progress in negotiations with Iceland

New strategy of EU relation with the Arab world

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The support of European aspirations of the Western Balkans

Sopot - July Wrocław - September Kraków - October Poznań - November Warszaw a - December In many other places across the whole country the expert meetings and events under the auspices of Presidency are going to take place.

Selected events In Poland

Safe Europe Energy security

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Food security

1/07 8/07

The analysis of the condition of EU external energy policy

Intensification of EU’s capability of planning and conducting crisis management operations

Discussion about the future of Common Agricultural Policy

2-3/09

Development of intensification of common energy policy in EU

Intensification of EU’s Effective usage of operational capabilities EU’s financial means Development of NATOEU co-operation Maintain the market orientation

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 opening of the Presidency (Warsaw) Joint meeting of Polish Council of Ministers with European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs EU-27 (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) The Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Congress of Culture (Wrocław) The Internal Market Forum (Kraków) Europeam Tourism Forum (Kraków) V European Equality Summit (Poznań) Civ il Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership (Poznań) High-level conference of the Southern countries of the EU Neighbourhood (Warsaw)


The Polish Presidency in EU