Mayor's guests

New Zealand Ambassador visits Krakow

On 29 January 2018 New Zealand Ambassador to Poland Mary Thurston met with Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski on her first official visit in our city. Mary Thurston first came to Krakow last summer to study Polish for two months.

Polish and European librarians visit Kraków

250 people, representatives of several dozen libraries all over Poland, including many from Kraków and Małopolska region but also from abroad, participated in an international conference "Library at a Turning Point" on Friday 19 January. The event was organised in the ICE Kraków Convention Centre by Kraków Library together with Kraków Municipality.

Krakow receives its very own tartan

On Sunday, October 1st Frank Ross Lord Provost of Edinburgh officially presented the tartan to Krakow’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. The tartan was weaved in Dalgleish - one of Scotland’s last traditional tartan mills.

Scottish Tartan Festival in Kraków

On Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October you can explore delicious Scottish treats at Krakovian-Scottish picnic in the Planty Park beside the Archeological museum; if you come to Mały Rynek you will learn about Scottish culture and have an opportunity to join a historical parade culminating in the presentation of the Kraków Tartan in Rynek Główny – all this and more at the Scottish Tartan Festival. We invite everyone who lives in Kraków or is visiting our city at the time to come and join us the festival events!

Budapest is Kraków's twin city!

5 June 2017 has become another important date in the history of Kraków's cooperation with the Hungarian capital. On that day Mayor of Kraków Jacek Majchrowski and Lord Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós signed a twin cities cooperation agreement. The cities' relationship was based on a partnership agreement signed in 2005.

Mayor Jacek Majchrowski has been reelected as Executive Bureau Member of CEMR

Between 2017 and 2020 he will serve as an  Executive President and a Policy Committee Member of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR). 

Krakow City organized Conference on EMF

Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski opened the International Forum Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution. Right to Information for Citizens on Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Krakow City Hall. The event was attended by leading international and polish experts. Our city is the first in Poland to organize a Conference focusing on the effects of EMF on the environment.


Focus on Senior Citizens

I am pleased to welcome our Polish and foreign guests from partner cities  at this special conference. In 2013, Krakow, as one of the first cities signed the Dublin Declaration which obliges us to act for the benefit of senior citizens. We want to create adequate conditions for seniors to actively and with dignity live through their old age - said Mayor Majchrowski opening the plenary session of the International Conference “Focus on Senior Citizens” held in Krakow on 8-9 November 2016.

The Pope from a Poster! A very special gift for the Holy Father

During the WYD the residents and guests could notice outstanding personages associated with Krakow looking down at them from the citylights. The famous people chosen for the promotional campaign “ Krakow. Cradle of Genius” included also the symbolic no. 1 WYD Pilgrim – Pope Francis. At the farewell meeting held in the Metropolitan Curia on Sunday, July 31, Mayor Jacek Majchrowski handed over this artistic portrait to the Holy Father.

Krakow’s pigeons go to Vatican!

Mayor Jacek Majchrowski presented Pope Francis with 25 ceramic pigeons. The figurines symbolizing the universal Christian values, but also Krakow’s Main Market Square are the personal gifts which will be brought by the Pope to Vatican as souvenirs for his co-workers. It was a souvenir selected by Pope Francis himself from the presented options!

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