European Congress of Local Governmentsmore
4th -5th May 2015, Krakow
The European Congress of Local Governments will be a platform of exchange of views, knowledge and experience for local governments’ leaders and regional elites with the representatives of state administration, NGOs and business. The formula of the European Congress of Local Governments will be modeled on that of the Economic Forum in Krynica.
8th Europe-Ukraine Forum (2015)more
15-17 February 2015 Łódź
VIII Europe-Ukraine Forum has just begun in Andel’s Hotel in Lodz. It brought together over 500 guests, including more than 160 from Ukraine. Within three days of the conference over 40 discussions are held, i.e. plenary sessions, panel discussions and thematic presentation. They are all attended by representatives of governments, parliaments and local government and businessmen from Europe, Asia and the USA.
Plenary Session: The Common EU Energy Policy: Wishful Thinking or Reality?more
9th Energy Forum in Karpacz has just been launched. More than 30 panel discussions, thematic blocks and presentations will be held during the three days of the largest conference in Central Europe, which brings together political and business leaders as well as experts in the field of energy.
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.
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
At the beginning of Opening the discussion, Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of "Gazeta Wyborcza," commented on the outcome of the Minsk summit, during which the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia negotiated a ceasefire in Donbas.
Opportunities offered by the agreement in Minsk, as well as the reforms that must be carried out by Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s government in the coming months – were the dominant themes of the Opening Session of the 8th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Lodz.
Take a look at the Gallery of the 8th Europe-Ukraine Forum, which takes place in Lodz andel’s Hotel
What events in Ukraine can move the Western public opinion? The propaganda war from behind the scenes. The fatigue taken from the Ukrainian topics. Such issues were raised during the debate of the publicists on the last day of the Europe-Ukraine Forum.
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, the President of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) announced that NIK will be preparing state control organs in Ukraine. One of its tasks will also be teaching the Ukrainian government, how to receive founding from the EU…
The debate "EU – Ukraine Negotiations – a Difficult Way to Success" was quite a unique debate in the program of the Forum. Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary and…
American expert on military strategy prof. Phillip Karber, claims that NATO and the European Union have to finally realize that there is a regular war in Ukraine but not a local conflict or guerrilla warfare. Referring to last week's agreement…
Michal Kobosko, Director of the Antlanic Council, Poland opened the discussion by asking a question about the possibilities of military support for Ukraine. Federigo Argentieri: Granting the independence to Kosovo was suicidal
During the grand opening of the conference Ms Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of Lodz noted that Lodz is an example of the city where people of different cultures, intensively worked with each other to form industrial center of Poland
Guests about the Forum moreMichael Gapes, former Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons
We must care for the continuity of the EU and avoid divisions, which are harmful to it. Many problems of the European Union can be solved only because of cooperation with the United States. Our success is possible exclusively thanks to cooperation.
Media about the Forum more
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.
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”.
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.