Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)

21 Oct Position paper of the Presidium of PAS of 6 November 2012 concerning the Public Procurement Law

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
On rising the threshold of required tender procedures for expenses related to research (a commentary to the law in force). Rising the threshold will enable more expeditious scientific research and rise the competitiveness and innovativeness of Polish research institutions.
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21 Oct Innovativeness, creativity and development

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
The book is a result of studies by the "Poland 2000 Plus" Forecast Committee PAS on innovativeness, creativity and development in the context of globalisation. Part I of the book dwells on questions of innovativeness and creativity. Subsequent articles (chapters) highlight the need for precisely discerning between ground-breaking and daily innovations and for focusing on individual and social creativity rather than on innovativeness in holistic sense. Part II of the book focuses on interdisciplinary evaluation of the development of the contemporary world in the context of globalisation.
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18 Oct Part II of the book focuses on interdisciplinary evaluation of the development of the contemporary world in the context of globalisation

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
Four dominant processes have shaped the contemporary vision of the world; the first process was the one to change the distribution of power in global economy. The traditional division between the wealthy North and the poor South requires dramatic changes not only in its explanation, but also in what legitimises such a division in the first place, mainly because the so-called emerging markets are gaining importance within global economy. Furthermore, recent changes in global economy have been caused by the mechanisms other than those prevailing two or three decades ago, which since then have been considered as unquestionable paradigms of economic development. Apart from that, the financial sector has grown significantly so as to become the most powerful sector of economy in the last decades. This phenomenon is defined as the appearance of virtual economy, disconnected to a great extent from real economy. Such disconnectedness was the main factor in the last global economic crisis and growing national debts. Last but not least, due to (although not only) information revolution, economy has undergone rapid structural changes in the area of the sector of services, which is becoming the dominant sector in developed countries, both from the perspective of GDP and of employment.
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18 Oct Ratification of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine by the Polish Parliament

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
Letter of the President of PAS and the Chairman of the Committee on Biology of Reproduction of PAS to the Speaker of the Polish Parliament with regard to a legislative initiative on ratifying the Convention signed by the Republic of Poland.
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18 Oct Position paper 1/2012 of the Committee on Bioethics PAS of 15 March 2012

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
On ethical problems of reproductive medicine and clinical genetics requiring legal regulation (including in vitro fertilisation and the need of implementation of the Directive 2004/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on setting standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells, Implementing Directives, Commission Directive 2006/17/EC of 8 February 2006 and Commission Directive 2006/86/EC as far as human embryos and gametes are concerned).
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18 Oct Position paper of the Committee on Bioethics PAS of 8 June 2012 on the admissibility of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD in Poland)

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
On the directions in legal regulations concerning the application of in vitro fertilisation and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis technologies. The position paper indicates medical and ethical aspects as well as legal regulations in force in Poland and in other countries of European Union.
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17 Oct Position paper of the Committee on Mining of PAS – a letter to the European Commissioner for Energy

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2014
On climate and energy policies of the European Union. The document deals with matters of the energy safety of EU and its member states, employment, economy and its competitiveness.
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