Photo Gallery: Politics


Meeting with the new China’s prime minister, Li Keqiang

Yet another discussion with Henry Kissinger, thuis time in Beijing

Nowa Iwiczna. With Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures

Time for a revolution? At the Kiev Maidan, May 31st, 2014

August 2019. With Jose Ramos-Horta, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1996 at his residence in Dili, Timor Leste

The Arab Spring. At the Cairo Tahrir Square on the day of first anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

I've been already, four times...

With President Lech Walesa in the Gdansk's Shipyard, July 1994

And at the Kozminski University eighteen years later, July 12th, 2012

Warsaw, 4.02.1997. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, the President of Poland, bestowing the Krzyż Komandorski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski (Commandor Cross of the Resurrection of Poland) for reforming and promoting the growth of the Polish economy
Photo: PAP.

With working visit to the President of Poland, H.E. Lech Kaczynski (June 2009)

The Warsaw Belvedere Palace. Working visit to President Bronislaw Komorowski (April 14th, 2011)

Vatican. Discussion with the Pope John Paul II was about social implications of globalization

Beijing. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents Prime Minister Wen Jiabao with his two books published in Chinese

Davos. With Donald Johnston, Secretary General of the OECD

Amman. With the Jordan former crown prince, His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal

Helsinki. With Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN during his visit to the UNU/WIDER

Maledives, Presidential Palace in Male. Meeting with Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the President of the Republic of Maldives

Moscow. Granting the book "From Shock to Therapy" to Michail Gorbachov's institute library

Versaille. Talk with Henry Kissinger

Paris. With President of France Jaques Chirac

After the meeting with local entrepreneurs, Premier Leszek Miller during his stroll along the Piotrkowska street in Lodz. „Where will this path lead us to?...”

Venice, October 2002. With the Prime Minister of Tanzania — Frederick Tluway Sumaye during the UNIDO conference on the world economy

Brussels. With the European Union Commissioner — Guenter Verheugen — before the UE summit concerned with Poland’s and other Central and Eastern European countries’ accession to the Community. In the middle: Danuta Hubner, Secretary of Sate in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for negotiations

Washington, November 2002. Acquaintance with the President of the World Bank — James Wolfensohn is dated from 1996. Especially intense contacts took place in 1998, while professor Kolodko worked as an expert in WB on so called “Post—Washington Consensus”
WORLD BANK WORKING PAPER written by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (1999)

Washington, November 2002. Discussion with the Managing Director of the IMF — Horst Koehler, and his first deputy — Anne Krueger — concentrated on the prospects of growth in the world economy and the implications of the EU enlargement. In May 2004 Horst Koehler became the President of the Federal Republic of Germany

IMF Photo

With Italian Prime Minister — Silvio Berlusconi — at the Summit of 17 countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Skopje, Macedonia’s capital (November 14—15, 2002). In 2003 Poland takes over the presidency of CEI

Another meeting with Romano Prodi, President of the European Union Commission, this time at the historical EU Summit in Copenhagen in December 2002

At the Cairo studio of the global Arabic language channel the Nile Culture about the Arab Spring and my Arabic book about the world changes.

It was here where, on November 9th, 1989, half a year after the Poland's Round Table negotiations, the Berlin Wall was turned down.

And here, in Panmunjon, in July 1953 the truce was signed during the Korean War. 60 years later still there is no peace treaty…

It was here, in the Livadia Palace in Yalta, where from 4th till 11th February, 1945, had taken place the summit of the three alliance powers with Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. How long has been the road leading from here to the European Union summit in Copenhagen in December 2002...

Copenhagen. 13 December 2002. A few minutes before finishing the historic EU accession negotiations

Copenhagen. 13 December 2002. During the press conference, with Prime Minister Leszek Miller and other members of Polish delegation, after finishing difficult negotations, prejudicting Polish conditions of EU accesion, at 1 May 2004

Next big step forward! With the President of Poland - Aleksander Kwasniewski and the Prime Minister - Leszek Miller, in Athens, after signing the treaty on Poland's accession to the European Union
Photo: President of Poland Photo Archive

Tashkent, May 2003. Uzbekistan Prime Minister Utkir T. Sultanov was especialy interested in "Strategy for Poland" and in our way to economical sucess. He had also presented his estimation of Uzbekistan economic growth perspectives in compare with other Central Asia post-socialists economies

Premier of Luxembourg -- Jean-Claude Juncker -- serves also as a Finance Minister of country with the highest GDP per capita in the European Union. Among just seven prime ministers during the post-war period in Luxembourg as many as five of them have been acting before, or while chairing the government, as the finance ministers

During the first mission in Polish Government in 1994-97, when "Strategy for Poland" was implemented, GDP per capita had increased by as much as 28 percent. Second mission in 2002-03 -- when the "Program for Reforming the Public Finance" has been invented -- the rate of growth of industrial output jumped from -0,4 percent in 2nd quarter of 2002 to about 9 percent a year later! Here with the Chief of Staff of Deputy Premier and Finance Minister -- dr Piotr Perczynski
Photo: Hanna Prus/Archive

This is the second portrait -- after the years 1994-97 -- in the Portrait Gallery of the Ministers of Finance. All together 1361 days in office as Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of Poland. In the picture: Prime Minister Leszek Miller (on the left) and the Minister of Finance Andrzej Raczko (on the right) waiting for his own portrait to be put on the wall

6th April 2004. Fifteen years after historical Round Table agreement. Right: President of Poland - Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, and former Prime Minister (1988-89) Mieczyslaw F. Rakowski. Left: Bishop Alojzy Orszulik

Apia. How small countries can find themselves in globalization? With the Prime Minister of Samoa - Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Hanoi, June 2004. With Tran Duc Luong, the President of Vietnam

The financial aspects of regional development had been the subject of the exchange of views with the Sultan of Zinder, Niger, H.E. Mahamadou-Moustapha. Islam dominates in that region and the position of Sultan in both, policy and administration is traditionally very strong

With the Prince of Dahomey - Aho Glele Kedjihoue - in Abomey, Benin

In the Dogon country, Mali, togu-na is a village parliament. Each speaker, who gets carried away and tries to get up, will hit his head against a low ceiling. Poland's parliament is called a High Chamber...

Meeting with Mikhail S. Gorbachov, at the lobby of the conference discussing the 20th anniversary of "perestroika"

With H.E. Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines (1992-98), after the debate at the Education Forum for Asia (Beijing, October 2005) on the role of education in social and economic development.


With the former Finance Minister and Prime Minister (1999-2000) of Algeria, Mr. Ahmed Benbitour in his residence in Algiers.