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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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.
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’.
PKN Orlen proved to be the unquestionable leader in terms of generated income among the biggest Central European companies for another year in a row. It is a result of the analysis carried out jointly by a consulting company Deloitte together with "Rzeczpospolita" daily. The report was presented during the 24th Economic Forum in Krynica.
Coal has always been an important part of the Polish energy mix – according to the participants of the panel related to perspectives for that fuel during the Economic Forum in Krynica. According to former Deputy Prime Minister, Janusz Steinhoff, coal will be important for Polish electric power industry in the future.
Poland has one of the lowest numbers of doctors per capita in the EU. It was emphasized by Lukasz Zalicki, a partner in EY, during the debate „Financial resources and human capital in the Polish health care system", which opened the 5th Health Care Forum in Krynica.
Public media in many countries operate quite different from how it looked 10 or 20 years ago. Many of them face financial collapse or marginalization due to growing competitions from private broadcasters. New technologies, favouring market competition and trans-border transmissions, threat further existence of such media.
In less than two months, the biggest meeting of political and business elites from Central Europe – the Economic Forum – will get started. Every year, significant declarations about economic growth are made, and last year’s speech of Donald Tusk was taken by the economists, media and politicians as an announcement of “the end of the crisis in Poland”.
Guests about the Forum moreDalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania
Globalization does not let us wait. If a country or a company does not want to compete with others, it is out of the game soon. And competition imposes development. Perhaps 12, 15 years ago many citizens of our region did not even realize how a computer looks like, and today they are used even by our grandsons.
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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.
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.
Poland and other Baltic countries might serve as a model for the crisis-ridden South Europe. In the discussion on the indebited European South, the positive example of Poland and other CEE countries is unfairly passed over. It surprises, especially considering the fact that those countries might serve as a model for others and on the other hand, they may be natural allies for the raising concern Southern European countries.