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Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are the values that the logo represents. It shows Poland as a modern state and the young in spirit, initiating positive changes in Europe.

The author of the Presidency logo is Jerzy Janiszewski - author of very well known logo of "Solidarity", which became the historical symbol of the Polish road to freedom and democratic change in this part of the world.

Priorities

Presidency in numbers 184 days

European integration as a source of growth The internal market E-Commerce European Patent Reducing roaming charges SMEs' access to capital intellectual capital

1200 trained experts More than 30 000 delegates - participants of the meetings in Poland

EU Budget 2014-2020

Trade negotiations

Start of negotiations

The end of negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapour and Malezja

UE budget connected with the strategy Europe 2020 The role of integrity and Common Agricultural Policy Investment in infrastructure and human capital

80 liaison officers from among nearly 3,000 applicants 430 million zł - the total budget for 2010-2012 Presidency Over 10 million zł savings with the support of business partners

The opening of negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

50 ministerial meetings in five cities in Poland

Progress in the Doha Round negotiations

About 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg

Over 300 meetings of experts and 200 events under the auspices of Presidency

Presidency cities

Europe uses the openness Enlarging the European Union Policy

The Neighbourhood

The signing of the Accession Treaty with Croatia

Development of the Eastern Partnership (LP summit in Warsaw)

Continuing negotiations with Turkey

Supporting democratization in the countries of North Africa

Key meetings are held the presidency in five Polish cities. These are: Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Krakow - October Poznan - November Warsaw - December

Progress in negotiations with Iceland Support the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

A new strategy for EU relations with the Arab world

Selected events in Poland

Safe Europe Food safety

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Analysis of the EU external energy policy

Strengthening the EU's Discussion on the future of the capacity to plan and conduct Common Agricultural Policy crisis management operations

Development of recommendations for strengthening the EU common energy policy

In many other places around the country are organized expert meetings and events under the auspices of the Presidency.

Food safety

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Effective use of EU funds

Strengthening the operational capacity of the EU Development of cooperation Maintenance of NATO-UE orientation

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The official inauguration of the Presidency (New York) Joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers UE-27 (Sopot) European Women Convention (Warsaw) Summit of Eastern Partnership (Warsaw) European Culture Convention (Wroclaw) Internal Market forum (Kraków) European Tourism Market (Kraków) 5th European Equality Summit (Poznan) Society Civil Partnership Forum (Poznan) High summit conferention for UE countries of northern proximity (Warsaw)

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Gifts that promote Polish design The delegates arriving for meetings presidency traditionally receive a small gift ... Polish Presidency has set the young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, referring to the tradition of modernity and nature.

Winning projects were: • Bumblebees(Monika Wilczynska) • Briefcases (Ania Kuczynska) • milk and honey (Beza project) • Cufflinks with striped flint (Dorota Kempko)

National Cultural Programme Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organizations, 60 recurring events, 184 days of culture • special projects in urban areas: Krasnogruda, Warsaw Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Krakow, Poznan • European Congress of Culture 8-11 September Wroclaw • grassroots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership • debates, workshops, design, music, theater www.prezydencja.nina.gov.pl www.uwaganakulture.pl

About Poland

Cultural Programme abroad I, Culture: 400projects,10capital cities,10time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. • Pillars of the program: Karol Szymanowski, Czeslaw Milosz, Stanislaw Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern crafts workshop and I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish projects prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented in the finest galleries, theaters, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, the National Theater, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl • Numerous Polish Institutes cultural projects in 22 cities across Europe and the U.S. and several hundred projects in public and cultural diplomacy pursued by more than 100 Polish diplomatic missions on all continents.

A modern, original and very functional guide to Poland. The attractive, lightweight way to help foreigners understand the Poles, to discover the most interesting places recommended by a group of public figures and entertainers. At 208 pages presents a consistent, transparent and timely overview of the main areas of economic, social and cultural Polish (8 chapters). And pays attention to these places, people and phenomena that confirms the image of Polish as a country with rich traditions, while creative, modern and dynamic. The publication is available on the Presidency website

Polish cuisine The Polish presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of Polish most respected chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the creation of fine menu of Polish dishes, home-based products for high-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency also receive a package of laws on Polish cuisine, modern arranged for 16 chefs, including three foreigners, every day working in the best Polish restaurants. The starting point for each of the provisions is a product commonly resemblance to the Polish cuisine (such as herring, cucumber, buckwheat, poppy, wild game). Each recipe is preceded by the

internet, social media

foreign recipient's understandable description of the product, including its cultural context. Publication of hyacinth modern illustrations. publication is available on the Presidency website

www.pl2011.eu

twitter.com/pl2011_eu facebook.com/polskaprezydencja2011 youtube.com/polskaprezydencja

The Polish presidency can be written about long and engagingly. Caring for the environment, in this booklet, however, deliberately limit ourselves to indicate the key terms, concepts and statistics. For more information, visit the official web portal www.pl2011.eu .

Polish presidency is green presidency.

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English leaflet about Polish presidency in the Council of the European Union

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