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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 01.07.-31.12. 2011 Dynamism, positive energy and solidarity are the values that represents the logo. It shows Poland as modern and young at heart nation, initiating positive changes in Europe. The author of the Presidency logo is Jerzy Janiszewski - the author of the nowfamous all over the world Solidarity logo, which became the historic 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

1200 trained experts

Internal market

EU Budget 2014-2020

Trade negotiations

E-Commerce

Starting negotiations

European Patent

EU budget is related to the Europe 2020 strategy

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

Role of cohesion policy and Common Agricultural Policy

Opening of negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

Infrastructure and human capital investments

Progress in the Rundy Doha negotiations

Over 30000 delegates - participants in the meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers of nearly 3000 applicants

Reducing roaming charges

Over 10 millions zlotys savings thanks to the support of business partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities in Poland Over 300 experts' meetings and 200 events under the patronage of the Presidency

SME's access to capital Intellectual capital

430 millions zlotys - the total Presidency budget for years 2010-2012

around 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg

Cities of Presidency Europe benefits from openness European Union Enlargement

Neighbourhood Policy

Signing of the Accession Treaty with Croatia

Development of the Eastern Partnership (EaP Summit in Warsaw)

Continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey

Supporting democratization in the countries of North Africa

Progress in negotiations with Iceland

New strategy for EU relations with the Arab world

Support of the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

Analysis of the EU external energy policy

Hammering out recommendations for strengthening the EU common energy policy

In many other places across the country the experts meetings and events under the Presidency are organised.

Selected events in Poland

Secure Europe Energy Security

The most important Presidency meetings are held in five countries of Poland. They are: Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Cracow - October Poznań - November Warsaw - December

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Strengthening the EU's capacity to plan and conduct crisis management operations

Food security

Discussion about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy Effective use of EU funds

Strengthening the operational capacity of the EU Development of NATO-EU cooperation

Maintenance of market market orientation

Official inaugural ceremony of the Presidency (Warsaw) joint sessions of the RP Council of Ministers with the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of EU-27 foreign ministers (So pot) European Women's Congress (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Congress of Culture (Wroclaw) Internal Market Forum (Cracow) European Tourism Forum (Cracow) V European Equality Summit (Poznań) Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership (Poznań) High-level conference for the countries of the EU South Neighbourhood (Warsaw)


Gifts promoting Polish design Delegates arriving at the Presidency meetings traditionally receive a small gift ... The Polish Presidency reckons on young, Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, modernity in relation to the tradition and culture.

The winning projects were: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and honey (Beza project) Striped flint cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)

Cultural Program abroad

National Cultural Program Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partnership organizations, 60 cyclic events, 184 culture days • special projects in cities: Krasnogruda, Warsaw, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Cracow, Poznań • European Culture Congress 8-11 September, Wroclaw • grassroots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership • debates, workshops, design, music, theatre

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I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. Pillars of the program: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshop of the modern craft and I, Culture Orchestra. Polish projects prepared by Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners, will be presented at the best galleries, theatres, clubs and festivals Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theatre, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl A number of cultural projects of Polish Institutes in 22 cities in Europe and the USA as well as hundreds of projects in the range of public and cultural diplomacy performed by more than 100 RP diplomatic posts on all continents.

Modern, original and very functional guide to Poland. In an attractive and easy way, it helps foreigners to understand Poland and Poles; to discover the most interesting places recommended by the group of public figures and culture animators. At 208 pages, it presents coherent, clear and current overview of the most important areas of economic, social and cultural life of Poland (8 chapters). It draws attention to these places, people and events, that acknowledge the image of Poland as a country with rich traditions as well as creative, modern and dynamic country at once. The publication is available at Presidency website

The Polish presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of the most respected Polish chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the creation of delicious Polish food menu with Polish products for high-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during its Presidency will also receive a list of recipes of Polish cuisine prepared in a modern way by 16 chefs, including three foreigners, who work in the best Polish restaurants as a rule. The starting point for every recipe is a product commonly

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associated with Polish Cusine (e.g. herring, pickle, buckwheat, poppy, game). Each recipe is preceded by the description of the product understandable for foreign recipients, including its cultural context. The publication is enhanced with modern pictures. The publication is available at Presidency website

One can write about Polish Presidency for ages and absorbingly. Caring for the environment, in this booklet deliberately limit ourselves to indicate the key terms, concepts and statistics. For further information, please visit our official website www.pl2011.eu. Polish Presidency is Green Presidency.


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