201703.27
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2016 Regional Competitiveness Index

The European Commission published the 2016 edition of its Regional Competitiveness Index. The index, prepared for the third time in history, presents detailed information on the development of all regions in the European Union. The results of the research is published every three years. The European Commission analysed available data on 263 EU regions. The…

201701.23
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Retail market in Poland thriving in 4Q2016.

The numbers coming from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) show that the end of 2016 was a very good time for the retail sector in Poland. Positive situation on the labour market made Poles inclined to visit stores and spend noticeably more money there than twelve months ago. The shopping spree is good for the…

201701.02
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It’s no longer just coal – more and more energy in Poland produced from renewable sources!

The current energy situation in Poland is still one of the most controversial situations in our country. Poland tries to keep increasing the portion of energy from renewable sources (RES). Examples of positive effects came from for example Denmark or Germany, the countries that renewable energy took by storm. According to the TGE Information Platform…

201612.12
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Polish zloty traded in China

China is launching direct trading pairs of yuan and seven foreign currencies, including zloty, Bloomberg informs. A statement from Chinese financial market regulator says: “In order to promote bilateral trading and investment between China and Poland, facilitate the use of renminbi and zloty in cross-border trading and investment settlements and meet the needs of economic…

201611.28
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Holiday season better than ever?

The fourth quarter of the year has always been good for retailers. Christmas period is the time for which almost everyone is planning some heavy spending on food and presents. End of the year is also the time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and pre-Christmas sales and discounts. 2016 is going to be no different….

201611.21
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Polish economy is slowing down

Alarming news is coming from Central Statistical Office (GUS). Polish economy has noticeably slowed down in the recent quarter. Prime Minister Szydło assures this is only temporary. The latest statistical data indicate that the country’s GDP growth fell below 3 percent in the third quarter of 2016. This is less than most economic experts predicted….

201611.14
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First year of Beata Szydło’s government

It has been a full year since Beata Szydło got appointed as Poland’s Prime Minister. As her government celebrates the first 12 months in office, a press conference was held to sum up the time in charge of the country and highlight the biggest successes of the current cabinet of ministers. In the 2015 general…

201610.19
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Lower retirement age for Poles?

Prawo i Sprawiedliwość party in the general election campaign promised Poles lowering the retirement age. Now, they are saying they are going to keep the promise. Experts warn that the government is asking for trouble. When the previous government introduced gradual lengthening of the retirement age, many people in Poland were not impressed. The retirement…

201610.17
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Brain drain hits Poland hard.

The recently published “Global Talent Flows” research paper from the World Bank indicates that Poland is of the top countries with outbound migration flow when it comes to people over 15 years of age with at least one year of higher education. Among the most popular destinations for emigrants from Poland are the places where…