CIR's Chairman of the Board and former Polish Ambassador to Germany, Janusz Reiter believes that Berlin should play the first fiddle in resolving conflicts in Europe, although many citizens prefer that their country does not get involved in disputes. The German slogan "No more war" gets on my nerves - he told the "Die Welt" newspaper. Today in Europe we have to deal with three crises: the crisis of the euro, the crisis on the eastern flank of Europe and the crisis in southern Europe. In all three Germany should play a central role.

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The reform of regulated professions called "deregulation" has been ongoing in Poland for nearly three years. Among 374 types of such professions, access to 147 has been facilitated and another 101 will be opened early next year. The changes will affect nearly 800 thousand people. The benefits of the reform and the related challenges were discussed at the Fourth National Single Market Forum organized by the Ministry of Economy and the General Directorate of the European Commission responsible for the Internal Market and Services.

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During the "Gender Equality" conference, CIR's expert, prof. Krystyna Iglicka, moderated the panel on migration. She highlighted the growing role of Norway as a country to which Poles are increasingly willing to emigrate. It is in fact in 4th place after the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. One of the projects presented was the TRANSFAM project: "Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and everyday life of Polish families living in Polish-Norwegian transnationality".

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