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    The day in Dioceses in Warsaw will take place on the days preceding the World Youth Day in Kraków. From 20th to 25th July, the City will host numerous events in many different locations in Warsaw. In this section, we present useful information on public transport and how to get around Warsaw.

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    In less than a month, on 20th July, pilgrims from all over the world will arrive in the Polish capital to take part in events preceding the World Youth Day in Krakow. The events will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Warsaw and the Warsaw-Praga Diocese supported by the City of Warsaw.

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    The champion and world-record breaker, multi-medalist and three times laureate of the Plebiscite for the Best Sportsperson in Warsaw – Anita Włodarczyk announced that she will continue to train in Warsaw.

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    Even more roadways, broad pavements, new cycle paths and pedestrian crossings, more trees and parking spaces – this is how Jana Pawła II Avenue will change next year. The reconstruction design is ready.

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    The area at the confluence of Chmielna, Zgody, Szpitalna and Bracka Streets, commonly referred to as Pięciu Rogów Square, will be returned to pedestrians and will no longer be dominated by cars. On Tuesday, 21 June, following consultations, the city announced an architectural and urban-planning competition to devise a concept for the development of Pięciu Rogów Square.

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    The sixth edition of the competition for the best non-governmental project of 2015 implemented for Warsaw was held by the Capital City of Warsaw. With the 119 projects entered in the competition, 40 received nominations and 9 won the S3KTOR award. Some of the projects were given a double or even a triple award.

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    The first volleyballers and footballers have already tested the Recreation Zone set up in front of the Palace of Culture and Science. The official opening of the capital's latest attraction, including a freestyle football demonstration, took place on Friday, 10 June.

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    This year the Capital City of Warsaw allocated PLN 73 million as means of financial support for the City's hospitals and outpatient clinics. This money will help finance the purchase of new equipment, modernisation works and the construction of new facilities.

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    In a month’s time, on 8 and 9 July, Warsaw will host the NATO Summit. It’s a major event for Warsaw and its residents, involving new traffic and public transport arrangements, as well as parking bans in Warsaw’s central districts.

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    In June Warsaw will host the Graphene Week – the most important international conference devoted to graphene. The choice of Poland as a venue for the conference is a sign of recognition from European scientists for the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology for its contribution to graphene research.

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    The ranking lists 66 Polish cities with county [powiat] rights. It included the assessment of such areas as the economy, society, environment and politics – meaning the four areas of sustainable development which drive the quality of life.

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    The review of projects submitted for the third edition of participatory budgeting is complete. Residents of Warsaw may choose from 1,752 projects. They will vote online or in person in one district in the second part of June.

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    During a meeting held at the Copernicus Science Centre, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of the Capital City, congratulated talented and hard-working students from general and technical secondary schools, and thanked their teachers.

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    What should you do in a dangerous situation? How do you react when you hear an explosion or shots? These questions are answered in the posters placed in public transport vehicles and at stops.

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    Moody’s has lowered the outlook on Poland’s credit rating from stable to negative (A2 on the international rating scale). This automatically leads to lowering the outlooks for national entities that share the country’s rating, including Warsaw.

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    Traditional tourist guides are more and more often being replaced by mobile solutions. The WarsawTour app lets modern tourists easily locate the most attractive spots in the Polish capital city.

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    Do you live in Warsaw or know it really well? Do you love showing your foreign guests unusual spots and have dozens of interesting ideas about how to spend your free time? If yes, the Open Warsaw project was made for you. Expats are more than welcome to take part in this event.

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    The Cool Globes Warsaw exhibition, featuring several outdoor sculptures promoting the idea of climate protection, can now be admired along the Vistula embankments. The Warsaw globe “Plant a tree,” unveiled by Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw, has just joined the American globes.

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    22 projects worth a total amount of PLN 13,940,000 – another list of undertakings, serving the purposes of environmental protection and the water economy, has been approved this year. These undertakings will receive co-funding from the Capital City of Warsaw resources, established through collecting environmental payments and administrative penalties.

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    Warsaw is pleased to invite its residents and tourists to another Night of Museums, whose range of cultural attractions has been growing year by year.