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Go to the news section of Krakow Info to see the current stories from the city.

Archive News Stories of 2014 from Krakow Info

 

Year 2014 

Local Government, 2014 Elections.

Local elections on November 16th, 2014 have produced a stalemate-prone City Council in Krakow.  Poland’s governing center-right party Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska - PO), secured only 18 seats in the 43-strong body. Its arch-rival, the right-wing Law and Justice party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc – PiS) managed to win a plurality of 19 councilors. The remaining six seats went to supporters of Mayor Jacek Majchrowski who run as independents. In the concurrent mayoral race no candidate won the outright majority of the votes. The run-off on November 30th, 2014 bring an easy win of the incumbent and thus Mr. Jacek Majchrowski has secured himself the fourth consecutive term in office.

Voters: No to the Olympics in Krakow.

Local government has given up its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Krakow after citizens voted against in the referendum on May 25th, 2014. Only 36 percent of eligible voters bothered to cast their votes, just enough to make the plebiscite valid. Yet nearly 70 percent of them said no to the idea of organizing the Olympic Games in Krakow. At the same time they backed plans to introduce a subway transport system in Krakow, to enmesh the city in video monitoring, and to spend more on bicycle paths.

Rugby Capital of Poland In the Making.

Rugby 7 National Center is under construction in Krakow. The sports complex will consist of a rugby stadium, a training ground, a club building, and a playground. The facilities are meant as a base for Poland’s national side in anticipation of 2016 Olympic Games which will feature rugby for the first time, namely the 7-player variety of the game. Plus the complex will double as the home turf of Nowa Huta Rugby Club, one of Krakow’s two pro teams. The city hall has earmarked PLN five million for the project, out of eight million zloties total, in a bid to turn Krakow into the country’s leading rugby center.

City of Literature.

UNESCO Director-General officially designated Krakow the world’s City of Literature. It has joined six earlier appointees: Edinburgh in Scotland, Melbourne in Australia, Iowa City in the USA, Dublin in Ireland, Reykjavik in Iceland, and Norwich in England. Cities of Literature is a division of a wider UNESCO Creative Cities Network which now comprises 38 cities worldwide in diverse categories, from gastronomy to crafts to music. Even as Krakow has long been Poland’s literary capital its new UNESCO title has spurred the local government to launch new initiatives aimed at advancing literature.

 

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