Forum of Regions
XX ECONOMIC FORUM
T he relation between a metropolis and a region is multi-layered. Me- tropolises propel development but also assign funds to their own needs. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to achieve the right balance. Jacek Ryń- ski, President of the Management Board of Electus SA, emphasised the necessity of increasing the number of leveraged EU funds. In his view, a good solution for less-developed countries is oered by tax relief for entrepreneurs. Progress and development have been always interconnected. Today this obvio- us relationship is becoming a basis for an economic programme based upon knowledge.
Gerd Harms, Adviser to the Board, Enertrag AG, Germany
atrick Lusson, Director of the Representative Oce of the Rhone-Alps Region in Brussels, and representative of the Regional Council, remarked that Re- gions are the best level to engage citizens in pro-European methods of thin- king, which is necessary for determining the place of our continent, our countries and regions in the globalised world. Let’s create Europe at and from the basic level - appealed Patrick Lusson P
Alexey Ignatyev, Director for Programme and Development, Regional Economic Development Agency of Kaliningrad Region, Russia