Throughout the convention held July 5-7, 2019, politicians and experts discussed the activities conducted by the government and contemplated proposals for the future. Over 10,000 participants gathered at the event, who over the course of 16 plenary sessions and nearly 70 thematically-orientated panels, had abundant opportunities to listen to and engage with about 400 panelist speakers.
The Western Balkans summit in Poznan is the culminating point of the Polish Presidency in the Berlin Process. The meetings at the highest level were supplemented with two complementary events: the business component was presented during the Business Forum, and the civil society dimension was discussed during the Civil Society Forum.
The Western Balkans Summit in Poznań was inaugurated by an expert-orientated event, where the main topic of which being European aspirations of the region and the future of the Berlin Process. Numerous experts, journalists, representatives of state administrations and non-governmental organizations from both the Western Balkans and European Union countries, had gathered to the event.
On June 17, 2019, a new Foundation Board of the Warsaw Institute think tank was established. The board members include Leszek Jesień, a former Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse, a professor at the University of Warsaw and an expert at the Warsaw Institute, and Marcin Gawęda, a president of the Warsaw Institute Foundation, our U.S.-based twin organization.
The event “The European Union in the New Times. What Will Change After the Last Elections” was part of the new project “Meetings with Geopolitics”.
As part of the Strategy Duologues on Geopolitics project, editorial staff of The Warsaw Institute Review quarterly and representative of the Warsaw Institute think tank held a meeting with the Ambassador of Indonesia in Poland and key diplomats of the Indonesian institution.
Representatives of Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review gave a lecture during a recent study visit of Bulgarian journalists to Warsaw. The lecture concerned the geopolitical situation in Central and Eastern Europe and made reference to such projects as the Three Seas Initiative, Eastern Partnership and the Berlin Process.
The meeting of Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump at the White House is a compelling signal that the alliance between the states is steadily strengthened. Thanks to the purchase of F-35 and the increased presence of American troops on Polish soil, it will gain the security of the entire region. The Warsaw Institute Foundation had a great honor to participate in the White House ceremony.
Congress Polska Wielki Projekt is an event gathering politicians, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs and representatives of non-governmental organizations, so that they can share their experiences and vision of Poland’s future in the interests of its best interest. This year’s 9th edition of the Congress was also attended by representatives of the Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review.
„Strategy Duologues on Geopolitics” – The Warsaw Institute Review’s Initiative at the Embassy of Romania
On June 6, 2019, The Warsaw Institute Review organized the first session of the “Strategy Duologues on Geopolitics” meeting series. This time international assemblage was held at the Romanian Embassy in Warsaw.
Grzegorz Kuczyński – Director of Eurasia Program and Expert at Warsaw Institute was quoted in South China Morning Post report on the deepening economic relations between Russia and China and their impact on the United States. The text was also provided by the Politico portal as part of the partnership with South China Morning Post.
A bilingual Polish–Romanian publication titled Lucjan Skupiewski biografia społeczno-polityczna/Lucian Skupiewski biografie social-politică [Lucjan Skupiewski: Social and political biography] has recently been awarded by a leading Romanian history magazine Magazin Istoric.
All May Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.
The international conference “Western Balkans: Infrastructure and Energy From a Geopolitical Perspective” was part of the official program of Poland’s presidency of the Berlin Process and served as a preparatory meeting for the 2019 Western Balkans Summit, which will take place in Poznań.