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Is Museum of the Second World War not patriotic enough?

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Although not yet officially open to the visitors, the new Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk has already become a bone of contention between the...

Why Poland's ruling party doesn't like popular mayors

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The latest idea of the ruling Polish party Law and Justice is to limit the term of mayors' office to two consecutive terms of four or five years. Stud...

Gdansk winning battle against smog

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Polish and international press has been reporting about the air pollution in a few Polish cities. However, Gdansk is a noteworthy exception and the ai...

2016 in Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.30.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The year 2016 is drawing to a close. What has it been like for you? I hope that it has been successful, like it was in Gdansk. New transport solution...

Pope Francis: Refugees are our Brothers and Sisters

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

For today and tomorrow the pope invited city mayors to Vatican for the summit "Europe: Refugees Are Our Brothers and Sisters". I am honored that Gdans...

Professor Sassen: Cities Compete Less Than We Think

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Professors Sassen's lecture was a great introduction to further panels and discussions of the Smart Metropolia. This year security, immigration and openness were among the most discussed issues.

Civic panel - how to engage the unengaged

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

It resembles a jury in a US court. The civic panel, a social innovation in a public consultation process, is Gdansk's new initiative for boosting enga...

Gdansk ready to host World Scout Jamboree 2023

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.09.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

It is a decisive phase. Gdansk has been campaigning to host World Scout Jamboree 2023, the most important event run by the World Organization of the S...

A prayer for Aleppo

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The world is so preoccupied with its daily race forward, that it seems not to notice the worst human crisis in decades: the Syrian city of Aleppo is d...

Saying good-bye to Andrzej Wajda, an Oscar winning film director and a great friend of Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Today, with sadness, I am participating in funeral ceremonies of Andrzej Wajda, a world acclaimed film director, and a great friend of Gdansk. He died...

Immigrants. An opportunity, not a problem.

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

In accord with my ongoing effort to reverse Gdansk's and Polish record of nationalism and to make our city more immigrant-friendly, the Council of Imm...

Gdansk awarded as a CityStar by the European Commission!

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Regiostars Awards is EU-wide competition that puts the spotlight on the most innovative and inspiring EU funded projects. This year the European Commi...

It's A New Academic Year In Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Gaudeamus igitur, iuvenes dum sumus! Let us rejoice while we are young! With this Latin song traditionally sung by University Choir at the inaugurat...

Gdansk as a bridge between East and West

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

I feel that we, the countries recently accepted to the European Union, are well positioned to help the aspiring, new democracies reach their dreams of...

Solidarity in times of distrust

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.19.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

"Solidarity in times of distrust" was the main theme of the 16th Polish Sociological Congress, which took place in Gdansk last week. It was great "foo...

Eat healthy in Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

I don't need to convince anybody to the benefits of healthy eating, especially in adolescence. Well, maybe except for... our children who are naturall...

Integrating countries and cities around Baltic Sea

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Many times in history our sea was the arena of big wars. Today it is viewed as home and a uniting factor to many nations. With national politics as c...

World War II began in Poland 77 years ago

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

This morning in Gdansk we celebrated the 77th anniversary of the beginning of Second World War. In our city, on Westerplatte peninsula, on September 1...

Foreign students in love with Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

You can meet them on the streets of the city more and more frequently. Young people talking in Swedish, English, and other foreign languages. It is ea...

St. Dominic's Fair has already begun

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk has always been a city attracting tourists, but this year can be record-breaking, as we have already noticed an increase in the numbers of visi...

Gdańsk - a city of solidarity with immigrants

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdańsk - a city of solidarity with immigrants "(...) We have a Christian duty to welcome everyone in need who knocks at our door. This basic express...

How to Change "500+" Program for the Better

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Law and Justice ruling party in Poland has recently introduced the so called "500+" program in Poland. For every second and next child under eighteen ...

Through innovative application the city of Gdansk helps homeless animals

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Innovative cities of the world are coming up with innovative animal shelter and care solutions. In Gdansk, an application for adopting pets from city ...

Poland and Germany Together in United Europe

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Exactly 25 years ago, on June, 17, Poland and Germany signed Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation. It was a milestone for Polish-Germ...

Gdansk Labor Market Among the Fastest Growing in the EU

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk has been currently experiencing a great time for its economy and labor market. The number of employed persons in the Pomorskie region grew by m...