Last Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2011, the College of Europe Natolin (Warsaw) campus hosted the Pre-Presidency Conference on the “Priorities of the Polish presidency of the European Union”. The conference was organized by members of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), the European Institute Łódź and the College of Europe, in cooperation with TEPSA and under the auspices ofthe Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
The conference concentrated mainly on the priorities of the Polish presidency and the recent and upcoming challenges for the European Union in the following themes: EU Presidency under the Lisbon Treaty, EU security policy, EU neighboorhood policy and economic governance. Those key issues were presented notably by top EU officials Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, Jerzy BUZEK, President of the European Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Poland and Janusz LEWANDOWSKI, EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget. Members of the Polish government such as Radosław SIKORSKI, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Jacek ROSTOWSKI, Minister of Finance and scholars from across Europe provided their inputs and exchanged fresh ideas during this fruitful conference.
During the Pre-Presidency Conference TEPSA presented the Recommendations to the Polish Presidency.