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Winner of the student paper competition on TTIP announced in Warsaw
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The Polish Institute of International Affairs, the British Embassy in Warsaw and the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw announced the winner of the student paper competition on TTIP.
The competition was open to all students interested in TTIP who wished to better understand the forces and processes that will shape the transatlantic economy in the future. The competition attracted 29 high quality papers looking at this important agreement from different perspectives.
The winner was announced on 3 December 2014 at a reception hosted by the Swedish Ambassador in Warsaw. Olga Nowicka from Warsaw University, who submitted an essay called “Small business, big opportunities? – the TTIP and the EU’s SMEs” was the winner. Five other essays received honorable mentions. These were:
- “Potential Implications of TTIP: Russia in Focus” by Aleksandra Piotrowska
- “TTIP: Benefits of Reducing Regulatory Barriers in EU-U.S. Trade” by Michał Magdoń
- “TTIP as an Opportunity to Increase the Energy Security of the EU” by Sara Radzicka
- “The Energy Agenda in TTIP: New Possibilities for Europe” by Aleksander Ujazdowski
- “ISDS: The Ultimate Obstacle to the Conclusion of a Landmark Agreement?” by Aleksandra Lisicka
Prizes for the author of the winning submission include a study trip to London to meet UK government experts involved in TTIP and other aspects of foreign policy, publication of the essay in PISM’s peer-reviewed journal, the Polish Quarterly of International Affairs and a three-month internship at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Our congratulations to Olga and all participants for their excellent contributions!