Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in Poland for a state visit

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HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a three-day official visit to Poland. They were accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Etienne Schneider; Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna and an important business and financial delegation.

The grand duke met with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, PM Donald Tusk and the speakers of the Polish Sejm (lower house) and Senate. He took part in the Business and Financial Forum Poland-Luxembourg.

Luxembourg is for Poland a very important partner regarding the polish presence in the sphere of deepened and accelerated European integration, President Bronislaw Komorowski said after a meeting with HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in Warsaw.

At the opening of the Business and Financial Forum Poland-Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg remarked that his country was a giant logistics hub and Poland seemed the ideal partner for working together to connect the East with the West.

In the Polish president’s view, ensuring the involvement of Luxembourg’s venture capital funds in Poland is extremely important because they invest mainly in innovations whose development is essential for Poland. He said that Renewable energy, shale gas and venture capital funds were the areas in which Poland hoped for the greatest investment from Luxembourg.

The president also said that Poland was more convinced than ever that a true European unified energy market was needed. He pointed out that an energy union would require investments in infrastructure and power generation, and encouraged investors to invest in Polish projects such as renewable energy sources and shale gas extraction.