Polish Presidency 2011: Priorities of the Polish Presidency of the European Union


Thursday 30.06.11 to Friday 01.07.11


Natolin (Warsaw) Campus
ul. Nowoursynowska 84
PL-02/797 Warszawa

On 30 June and 1 July 2011 the College of Europe in Warsaw, Natolin, hosted the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) Pre-Presidency Conference on the "Priorities of the Polish Presidency of the European Union". The Conference was organised by TEPSA members: the European Institute in Łódź and the College of Europe in Natolin.

Speakers of the Conference included the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, European Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski, Polish Minister of Finance Jacek Rostowski, Polish Minister for European Affairs Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, President of the National Bank of Poland Marek Belka, President of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki and Mayor of the City of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Participants also included scholars from across Europe, diplomats and representatives of 32 European think-tanks.

In five consecutive sessions the panellists discussed the priorities of the Polish Presidency: Economic governance - from crisis to growth, Security aspects of EU external policies, including energy security, Presidency of the European Council and Neighbourhood Policy - Eastern and Southern dimensions.

The conference was held in English without interpretation.