Köln Concert. Keith Jarret (extrait).
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« Ils sont convaincus, tous les deux, qu’un sentiment soudain les a réunis.
Belle est cette certitude mais plus belle encore l’incertitude. »
« La Pologne ? La Pologne ? Il y fait très froid, n’est ce pas? – me demanda-t-elle en poussant un soupir de soulagement. Car il y en a tellement maintenant, de tous ces pays, que le sujet le plus sûr dans une conversation c’est encore le climat. »
European Constitution : Article I-3 / The Union’s objectives
1. The Union’s aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples.
3. The Union shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment. It shall promote scientific and technological advance.
It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection of the rights of the child.
It shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States.
It shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.
4. In its relations with the wider world, the Union shall uphold and promote its values and interests. It shall contribute to peace, security, the sustainable development of the Earth, solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of the child, as well as to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter.
Poland, Europa and Globalization: Modes, Rhythms, and Perspectives in the Internationalization of the Polish Economy
This paper identifies and clarifies the modes and rhythms in the internationalization of Polish firms that make this process feasible thanks to the position achieved by the Polish economy coupled with its access to the European Union. The trends toward internationalization seen in the Polish economy are at first identified and then translated and reinserted into the strategies of firms. Their interlacing with scenarios provided by a combination of the Porter and Yip models allows us to anticipate their likely continuation, under specific conditions of entrepreneurial dynamism, which appears stronger and faster than previously expected.
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Contemporary Challenges to the Values of Multiculturalism
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Globalization & Multiculturalism and Interculturality & Sustainability
By establishing the existence of a global public good, the sustainability opens up and makes plural the human identities, brings down the partition walls of multiculturalism and offers a meaning and a direction to the interculturality around a common civilizational project. But the globalization of developments, that requires the adaptation of human needs to the natural capacities, is challenging the economic globalization rationalities imposed by the State/Market couple. It demands the emergence of civil actor, local and world, to value the cultural biodiversity and to allow the intercultural implementation of sustainability cooperative links by the local and for global sustainability.
Everything for the future… and Nothing to hide
We do not have our mouths open nor our eyes closed
We are beautiful, nude, proud. We are true and sincere, body and soul
This is not pornography, there is nothing to see in terms of sex, our faces are intelligent, concerned, proud
Poland’s political scene, which is more often dominated by uncommunicative men with shoctheir black tie outfits, is usually run by men for men. It’s why seven candidates including Women’s Party (Partia Kobiet) had launched their campaign for the 2007 parliamentary election with nude posters of themselves with the logo: The Party of Women. Poland is a Woman, masking their private parts. The poster also incorporates their electoral slogan: Everything for the future… and nothing to hide. This poster is intended to shatter stereotypes in the anachronistic world of politics told writer Manuela Gretkowska, the founder of Women’s Party who is born in Łódź and studied philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The party’s manifesto includes demands for free contraception, more and better childcare, an increase in the number of gynaecologists and equal pay for women.