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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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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The European project was to create an area of peace, security and prosperity in the century-conflict-plagued Europe. The recent enlargement connected Eastern and Western Europe, enabling further integration and development of the continent. The key to the success of the Old Continent in the new century is the word "competitiveness". The starting point for the discussion was the report "Future of European Integration: A Reform to call" by BDI, ECONOMIESUISSE, TÜSİAD and the Lewiatan Confederation.

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