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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...

Technologies of the future on infoShare

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

When I look into the future, I don't know what it will be like. I don't know how self-driving cars will affect Gdansk and its traffic. I don't know ho...

Tourists increasingly love Gdansk. We know why

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

It's a summer season in Gdansk! I hope you can visit. Nearly two million people have visited our city in 2015. Less than half of them came for recreat...

World War II Museum in the Focus of International Attention

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

You probably have heard about nearly finished World War II museum in Gdańsk, since international media, like "Washington Post" or "The Guardian", hav...

Escape to Poland: My Latte in Life, Ep. 11

Robin Rodig | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

Dzień dobry! If I am doomed to a life of foamy latte flowing through my veins, sign me up. I'm not sure if one can overdose on it, but I'm quite sur...

Discussing immigration in Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The immigration is a great challenge for Europe, a challenge we are aware of in Gdansk, too. Currently we are looking for our own model of integrating...

Escape to Poland: Testing the Waters, Ep. 9

Robin Rodig | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

Cześć! You know the tipsy, suspiciously-chortling, moonshine-filled pirate that carelessly dangles his leg over the edge of the bridge in Disneylan...

Escape to Poland: Everything's Coming Up Row-ses, Ep. 8

Robin Rodig | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

G'day from Gdansk! A leisurely 5-hour train trip through rolling farmland and forests of stunning Fall color has delivered us to the Baltic coast an...

Poland as a rock star

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

200 people found new jobs in State Street's new branch in Gdansk, and another several hundred may find till the end of 2016. Jay Hooley, CEO of State ...

Innovative Vessels Made in Poland

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Shipbuilding industry has been fundamental to prosperity of Gdansk for centuries. Sometimes the shipyard was the main scene for political events in Poland, like it was in the '80s, sometimes the industry was affected by troubles, like it was in the '90s.

Perils of Not Reading Poetry

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Pawel Adamowicz

Recently, the words of great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky ring in my ears: "Not reading poetry makes society sink to such low level of expression, that it becomes an easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant."

Personal Democracy Forum, this year's edition is in Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

What was supposed to be one global connected community is now a group of less and less connected tribes. Access to information and sharing is now easi...

Gdansk attracting global investors

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

One of the most pleasant views a mayor can experience is a skyline with plenty of tower cranes. This is a visible sign of city's development, its attr...

Schools, parks, libraries, public housing? How would you like to spend 2,9M EUR?

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

For four years now the city of Gdansk has been engaging in a very ambitious local democracy project: a participatory budgeting; a process in which cit...

Young Architects' Dreams of Future Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 03.03.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

An exhibition "Diplomas 2015" can be viewed at Gdansk Polytechnic, showing forty two best architectural visions of the new, emerging Gdansk and the Tri-city.

Now Is Not the Time for Europe to Lose Faith

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.29.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Despite all the focus in Europe on refugees, terrorism and Brexit, there is one region which still requires the attention of both European elite as well as its society -- Eastern Europe. We are at risk of losing our focus in the region, and this could hurt countries that are attempting to finally shed their Soviet heritage.

In Gdańsk, we are fine tuning our plan for immigrants

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Although, like everywhere in the world, the debate is on just how much Polish cities can do to, there is no doubt among mayors of big cities that we s...

Oscar-Winning Film Director Becomes Honorary Citizen of Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The Oscar winner film director Andrzej Wajda will become the honorary citizen of Gdansk in March. Our city and Poland's struggle to freedom were masterfully depicted in his trilogy Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Man of Hope.

The City of Gdansk is World Scout Jamboree candidate for 2023

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

World Scout Jamboree is the most important event run by the World Organization of the Scout Movement for scouts 14-17 years old. WOSM is the biggest N...

European Handball Championships in Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

When in 2009 we embarked on a huge and expensive task of building big sports facilities in Gdansk and Sopot, we were hoping for a gradual return of th...

Neither Rashly Nor Timidly

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

"Nec Temere, Nec Timide" is a phrase in Latin, which one could translate to "neither rashly nor timidly." These words have been the motto of Gdansk for many years and yet it perfectly describes the way that we see shaping the future of our city.