• 24th Economic Forum (2014)more


    Social, political and economic consequences of the global crisis undermined the effectiveness of generally accepted economic theories and financial institutions. Europe is facing the need for profound revision of its approach to social policy, relations with emerging economic powers, competitiveness and building economy based on knowledge.

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  • Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero was the Special Guest of the XXIV Economic Forum.more


    Former Spanish Prime Minister and the leader of the Spanish Socialist Jose Luis Zapatero was the Special Guest of the last day of XXIV Economic Forum held in Krynica. J. L. Zapatero spoke at the Plenary Session summarizing the last quarter of Central and Eastern Europe

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    The first day of the Forum was crowned by the Gala Awards Ceremony of the Economic Forum. Like every year, the Programme Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj awarded Man of the Year, Company of the Year, NGO and gave a prize New Culture of New Europe.

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Presentation of the Report “Yes, we could!” in Bucharest
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Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies and European Institute of Romania have the honor to invite you to the presentation of the report “Yes, we could! 25 Years of democratic changes, 15 years in NATO, 10 years in EU. How Poland made it”, that will be organized on 23rd of October, 10:00 a.m., at the European Institute of Romania, Bucharest, Blv. Regina Elisabeta 7-9.

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Prof. Karber: less than 25 percent. chance of maintaining the truce in Ukraine
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Russian President Vladimir Putin seems too determined in the quest to conquer at least the eastern part of Ukraine to refrain from implementing his plan – says the expert who advised on military strategy matters the Secretary of Defense. 

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9th ENERGY FORUM (2015)
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The Forum is intended to serve as a discussion platform for politicians, business executives and experts. Approx. 600 participants from Poland and abroad are expected to attend it.

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European Congress of Local and Regional Governments will be held in Krakow
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The Mayor of Krakow- Jacek Majchrowski and the Chairman of the Program Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zygmunt Berdychowski signed the agreement on the organization of the European Congress of Local and Regional Governments in Krakow.

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Yes, We Could! – 25 Years of Democratic Changes, 15 Years in NATO, 10 Years in EU. How Poland Made It.
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In Krynica, on 2nd of September, there was a launch of the report published by Institute for Eastern Studies, co financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled “Yes, we could! 25 years of democratic change, 15 years in NATO, 10 years in EU. How Poland made it.” 

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Conference Europe of the Carpathians (2014)
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On 3 September 2014, the 8th edition of the international parliamentary conference "Europe of the Carpathians" was held within the framework of the 24th Economic Forum in Krynica.  The series of meetings were initiated by the Deputy Speaker Marek Kuchciński,  and were dedicated to strengthening the cooperation of countries of the Carpathian region. 

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Leader of self-government in 2014
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The leaders of local government 2014 are able to develop their communities and cities listening to the voice of the people despite the growing difficulties.

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Enea, Tauron and KGHM join a nuclear project of PGE
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On Wednesday, during the Economic Forum in Krynica, Enea, Tauron and KGHM signed a contract with PGE for purchase of 10 percent of shares each in PGE EJ1 – a company responsible for construction and maintenance of the first Polish nuclear power plant.

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8th Regions Forum
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For the eighth time Region’s Forum has become a place of debate about the key issues and challenges facing European governments. This year, the most popular themes during the Forum were those on financing investments, city innovations, international cooperation and environmental protection.

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Leszek Balcerowicz: We cannot wait with the reforms
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This would mean that the standard of living of in Poland would improve slower and the reasons to emigrate would become stronger. Moreover, the position of Poland in Europe would weaken and in the difficult geopolitical situation we would have problem with financing our military expenditure.

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Multiple Faces of Tourism in Regions: Tradition versus Innovations
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The development of tourism can be an important factor in the economic and social activation of regions. However, in order to be successful, regions should be aware of their resources and opportunities in terms of infrastructure and cooperation within different types of tourism, such as conference tourism, business tourism, religious tourism, recreational and sport tourism.

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Plenary Session: Where should the European Economy Be Heading
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Leading politicians and business leaders invited to the debate shared their views on how to make Europe and CEE more competitive. With new leadership in the European Union – and low GDP growth figures from Germany – it is high time we ‘restart Europe’s economic engine’.

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Today from Krynica, tomorrow from Warsaw, but also from Brussels and Strasbourg a very strong voice shall be heard, supporting all those, who believe in the sense of European integration, not only as status quo, but also as further actions in the name of integration.

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  • Logo_PM_Economist
    This lavish multilingualism was on Johnson’s mind at a conference last week in Krynica, just inside Poland near the border with Slovakia. The annual gathering (billed as “the Davos of the east”) is a kind of showcase for today’s Europe. The conference, though heavily Polish in attendance, is officially trilingual (English and Russian materials are available everywhere), and even more multilingual in its attendees. A typical panel featured two Hungarians, one Pole, one Czech, one German and one American.
  • Financial-Times-Logo
    This week’s Krynica Economic Forum, set in a spa town in the southern Polish mountains, is the most high-profile business conference for central and eastern Europe. Ukraine is the word on everybody’s lips. The conference opened with a speaker saying the Ukraine conflict was a bigger threat to the region than the 2008 financial crisis, describing it as “the toughest discussion we have ever had to tackle”.
  • Le Monde/Logo-Noir.eps
    Three thousands participants – from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, as well as from Lithuania and Germany and, what is a novelty, also from India and China - once again came to measure the pulse of Central and Eastern Europe.