On 16-21 November the largest Polish economic event in recent years took place on the American west coast. The event was organized in cooperation with a group of Polish institutional partners (ministries of foreign affairs, science and higher education institutes, economic and environmental resorts). The Polish delegation, headed by Undersecretary of State, Katarzyna Kacperczyk, was accompanied by more than 150 representatives from companies, research institutes, universities and organizations involved in the implementation of innovative projects. Among them were THINKTANK and the Center for International Relations.

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Between November 24th and 28th President Komorowski will be on an official visit to Japan. Did Abe Shinzo's cabinet permanently change Japan in less than two years that he has been in office? Currently little shows for it. Far-reaching structural reforms are a must. The success or failure of the PM's ambitious reform plans will depend on the condition of the Japanese economy. If "Abecnomics" brings the expected results, then he may obtain a mandate for deeper political changes. However, if the situation isn't permanently stimulated, Japan may see another "lost decade".

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Iran and Poland not only have several century-old relations in common, but also a pragmatic society and seeking to exploit opportunities of the present. One of them is economic cooperation. Poland is looking for new partners and markets, Iran has a chance to return to the international economic bloodstream. The Germans, the French, the British, but also small Lithuania which has a higher turnover with Iran than Poland, all know this. It is high time for Polish products to appear on this 80-million market, as it was in past centuries.

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