A part of the EU's Committee of the Regions building in Brussels was named after the late mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, on Wednesday to commemorate the opposition politician who was murdered in January.
A ceremony unveiling a commemorative plaque was attended by the late mayor's family and his successor, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz. Paweł Adamowicz sat on the Committee of the Regions from 2011 until his death in January 2019. The committee's president, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, said at Wednesday's ceremony that Adamowicz had been a defender of democracy who promoted mutual respect and championed equality.
Incumbent Mayor of Gdańsk Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, who served as deputy mayor under Mr Adamowicz, stated that the capital of Pomorskie province is a city of freedom and solidarity and that the commemorated local politician believed deeply in these two basic values. "My boss, Paweł Adamowicz, was a true European," she asserted, "someone who really believed in the core values on which the European Union is based."