The Polish Heritage Society
Polish EU Presidency Launched in London at V&A Gala
Poland's presidency of the European Union was formally launched in London on 6th July at glittering reception at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Dignatories from political, economic and cultural life in Poland and the UK, including British Defence Secretary Liam Fox and Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski, turned out to mark this historic occasion. In his speech, Dr Fox praised Poland's great achievements during its transition from Communism, culminating in its six-month term as holder of the EU's rotating presidency.
More information about the Polish presidency is available on its official website. For information about the presidency's activities in the UK, please visit the websites of the Polish Embassy and the Polish Cultural Institute.
British Defence Secretary Liam Fox (left) and Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski
Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz, Chairman of Zjednoczenie Polskie UK (left) and Marek Stella-Sawicki, Chairman of the PHS
General view of the reception at the Victoria & Albert museum
Guests listen to a speech by Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski
From left: Stefan Wagstyl of the Financial Times, Malgosia Alterman, PHS Communications Director, Marzenna Schejbal, Chairman of Kolo AK, HE Barbara Tuge-Erecinska, Polish Ambassador to the UK, Marek Stella-Sawicki, PHS Chairman