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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.

A Winning Mural Brings Back the Atmosphere of Old Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Pawel Adamowicz

In the best traditions of Gdansk School of Mural or Street Art, a competition was announced for the arrangement of the underpass in the city centre. The winner was a mural inspired by the history of our town.

Gdansk Metropolitan Area Universities to Train Specialists in Space Technology

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science
Pawel Adamowicz

In Tri-City, a new and unique course of study is being created -- a master's degree in space and satellite technology.

Gdansk: The Gate to Central Europe

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk, the city on the sea, has always benefited from its location. In its history of over 1000 years it was Poland's gate for trading grain and othe...

God Is Born, the Powers Tremble

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Pawel Adamowicz

Late into a warm evening the stage, next to the Christmas tree, was occupied by young carolers. Nearby was a table with pastries and hot tea for all -- a huge queue for nearly a hundred people. Everybody was in a great mood.

A Forum for Modern Europe

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

It gives me a thrill to know that the idea and a big purpose we have been working for for 35 years, has come to a wonderful fruition. It was Lech Wałęsa's insight to create a centre, right where the Solidarity revolution started in 1980, to attract young and all to reflect on the ideas of freedom and solidarity.

Christmas Is Coming

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

This weekend in Gdańsk, Santa Claus, or, to be precise, Saint Nicholas, arrived on the boat amid fireworks and song to light up a huge Christmas tree, to take a ride in a special Christmas tramway, and to initiate a great motorcycle parade of Santa Clauses on motorcycles.

Poland and Russia. How It Goes?

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Pawel Adamowicz

The governments can't get along. In Poland, with the election of a more conservative president and parliament, the tense relations with Russia grow. ...

Open Data and Poland's Race for Innovation

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Pawel Adamowicz

As the mayor of Gdansk I am very proud of the growing attractiveness of Gdansk for investors, however, I also remember how many challenges are still ahead of us. Probably one of the most important of these challenges is fostering innovation -- in Gdansk and in Poland.

Gdansk, Poland: History in One Painting

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Gdansk, Poland is a city that many know as the place where shipyard worker Lech Walesa led the strikes and established the Solidarity Union that led to the end of Soviet control of the region.

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

Computer App 'Paints' Portrait Of Long-Dead Physicist

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science

WARSAW, Poland -- Scientists in Poland have created a computer portrait of 18th century physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit using images of his relati...

Polish Union Disses Romney, Stands With American Labor Groups

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have earned an apparent endorsement from former Polish president Lech Walesa on Monday, but no su...

PHOTOS: 5 Free Activities In Gdansk

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

GDANSK, Poland -- Gdansk offers a chance for visitors to take in scenes of sea, ships and spires set in a magnificently reconstructed Old Town while c...

Our Guide To The MSC Opera

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel

The MSC Opera is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work f...

Former Polish President And Nobel Laureate Hospitalized

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Lech Walesa, the anti-communist dissident who founded Solidarity in Poland, has been hospitalized in his hometown of Gdansk wit...

Africa's Youths United Can Never be Defeated

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mubarak, Irhal! A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East - the specter of an awesome army of youths on the move, in revolt, marching for free...

Barack Obama, Nobel Laureate; First the Reward, Now the Risk

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Hegedus

Barack Obama won the Nobel Prize because the world outside our own borders hopes, wants, and prays for his success internationally. And that's a good thing, a very good thing.

Obama: The Roger Federer of Politics

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Malcomson

Each man raises the level of play with a cool focus and economy of gesture that make most other players look crude.