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  • 25 June 2009

    On 24 June 2009 an award ceremony of European Diplomas to mayors of 18 prize-winning municipalities from all over of Europe was held in the Council of Europe's seat. Diplomas are granted each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to distinctive municipalities for their contribution in the promotion of the idea of European cooperation (including participation in the programmes of twin cities). This is the first step in seeking the European Prize (two successive stages are the Flag of Honour and the Plaque of Honour).

    This year two Polish cities have been awarded: Serock and Trzcińsko Zdrój. Diplomas have been received also by representatives of Belgium, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Hungarian and British municipalities. The diplomas award ceremony was attended by, inter alia, representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, including its President L.M. de Puig, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, U. Bohner, and permanent representatives of Member States to the Council of Europe.

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has granted also the Flags of Honour to 18 municipalities and the Plaques of Honour to 12 municipalities. Four Polish cities - Bolesławiec, Lębork, Malbork and Nysa have been awarded with the Flag of Honour and Leszno and Płock were among 12 European cities who received the Plaque of Honour.

    The activities of Polish cities promoting the international cooperation and European solidarity are noticed and appreciated on the Council of Europe's forum. Polish municipalities, together with German ones, are among the most award-winning and honoured.

    We warmly congratulate all the prize-winning municipalities and wish them further success!

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