“A record number of participants and accredited journalists, over two hundred thematic debates and special events, the participation of heads of government and parliaments, as well as ministers and parliamentarians from the countries of Central Europe” attended this year’s Krynica Economic Forum – according to the Forum’s website – marking the informal start of post-summer business.
“The theme of this year’s meeting, “Europe facing challenges – united or divided?”, reflected the current situation on the Old Continent. There were over 3,500 participants at 26th Economic Forum and nearly 600 journalists from dozens of countries,” it continued.
At the event Hungary’s Viktor Orban– who won this year’s ‘Man of the Year’ award – and Poland’s Jarosław Kaczyński – who won the award last year – pledged to wage a “cultural counter revolution” together inside the European Union. It was the first time the two had met in public.