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EUROPE – POLAND – UKRAINE: REBUILD TOGETHER. Ukrainian and Polish authorities and entrepreneurs about future cooperation and reconstruction of Ukraine



Lviv, 6 July 2022

 

EUROPE – POLAND – UKRAINE: REBUILD TOGETHER. Ukrainian and Polish authorities and entrepreneurs about future cooperation and reconstruction of Ukraine

 

The war for a free and fully sovereign Ukraine is still ongoing. Regardless of how long it will take to finally push back the aggressor, in parallel with the struggle on the front lines, we must jointly undertake a  huge effort to rebuild the country, return to the path of prosperity and rapid integration into the European Union.

With this in mind, the first of a series of conferences in Ukraine organized by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers was held in Lviv on July 6. On July 8, another conference will be held in Kyiv, this time combined with the opening of the ZPP office.  Both events are to bring together the representatives of leading Polish, Ukrainian business associations, authorities of both countrieshelped mapping all needs, opportunities, expectations and priorities of Ukraine’s reconstruction, available support from Europe. 

As noted by Cezary Kazmierczak, chairman of the Polish Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) –  “The only way for our countries to secure themselves against Russia is a strong military. To have a strong army – you need a strong economy to finance it.  Close Polish-Ukrainian business cooperation is one of the means to this end. Animating and developing this cooperation is one of our missions.”

Among the guests speakers at the conference in Lviv was Andrii Moskalenko, First Deputy Mayor of Lviv  for economic development and H.E. Eliza Dzwonkiewicz, Consul General of Poland to Lviv .

The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) is a natural partner in building this extraordinary relationship at this extraordinary time for both countries. ZPP is the fastest growing employer organizations in Poland. Organization brings together 14 regional organizations and 22 trade organizations. As a member of of the Social Dialogue Council in Poland, ZPP uses its influence to promote free market, fair competition, legal stability and economic transparency. ZPP is represented in Brussels through its Representative Office, membership in the European Enterprise Alliance and membership in SME Connect. The union has two representatives in the European Economic and Social Committee.

The conferences in Lviv and Kyiv, were also the occasion for the official opening of the ZPP representative office in Kiev. Office will provide support to Ukrainian companies that are looking for a way to enter European markets, to open their representative offices in Poland, but is also intended to facilitate Polish companies to establish permanent and direct relations with companies in Ukraine.

The representative office of ZPP in Ukraine will be headed by Nazar Bobitski, a former Ukrainian diplomat and public affairs professional with more than 20 years of experience. His previous positions included posts as ,   Deputy Head of  Mission of Ukraine to the European Union in Brussels for trade and economic cooperation, and a representative of Ukrainian exporters at the EU institutions.

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Contact in Kyiv:  Nazar Bobitski: Phone:+380 67 172 03 64, Email: n.bobitski@zpp.net.pl

Contact in Warsaw: Maja Charenza, Phone: + 48 510 136 429, Email: m.charenza@zpp.net.pl

 

 

06.07.2022 EUROPE – POLAND – UKRAINE: REBUILD TOGETHER. Ukrainian and Polish authorities and entrepreneurs about future cooperation and reconstruction of Ukraine

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