Industrial production in Poland increased by 9.3% in April: statistical office

Industrial production in Poland rose 9.3 percent in April from the same month last year, the country's Central statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday. Industrial production last month was 6.8 percent lower than in March, the statistical office reported. Meanwhile, output in the construction-and-assembly sector rose by 19.7 percent in April in

Go-slow protest at Poland’s state-owned airline

Trade unions at Poland’s state-owned airline LOT on Saturday announced a "go slow" protest over pay. Unions said passengers could face delays as workers carry out safety checks meticulously, following rules to the letter. Trade unionists oppose a 2013 pay decision made by the airline after it stood on the brink of

Interest rates in Poland remained unchanged

The Polish central bank's Monetary Policy Council on Wednesday left interest rates intact. The reference rate remains at 1.5 percent. The last time the rate-setting Monetary Policy Council changed interest rates was in March 2015. At the time, after trimming rates by 50 basis points, the council said the move was “closing a

The government should support firms in expanding abroad: Polish Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki said that the government must support entrepreneurs, especially small business, in expanding abroad. Speaking at the annual European Economic Congress in the southern city of Katowice on Tuesday, Morawiecki said Poland’s ruling conservatives, who came to power in late 2015, had reformulated the country’s

Poland through the eyes of the Chinese market

Deputy Minister of agriculture of Poland Jacek bogucki will hold talks in Beijing on the opening of the Chinese market for products from Poland. China has refused to allow the resumption of pork imports from Poland, which has been hit by outbreaks of African swine fever. While in Beijing, Bogucki is to

German activists are trying to block Nord stream 2

German environmental activists are trying to stop the planned pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic sea. According to the Polish state broadcaster, German environmental protection organisation Naturschutzbund Deutschland appealed to a court in Greifswald, northeastern Germany, to stop, at least temporarily, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from being built. The

Polish-designed mobile skyscraper wins global award

Skyshelter.zip, a foldable tower designed by Polish architects to provide shelter in disaster zones, has won a prestigious award in eVolo Magazine’s Skyscraper Competition. The origami-inspired structure is to serve as a multi-purpose centre for rescue operations. It can be folded like an accordion and flown by helicopter to disaster areas. The

EBRD raises Polish GDP growth forecast to 4% in 2018

The forecast in the bank’s May report revised upwards its previous projection of 3.4 percent Polish GDP growth this year. But the bank warned that labour shortages could hit growth potential and said it expected the Polish economy to slow to 3.3 percent next year. “GDP growth in 2018 is expected to

Do poles want to work 7 hours a day?

About 5,000 people supported the proposal to reduce the working day in Poland from eight to seven hours. A bill drafted by the left-wing Together (Razem) party has since Monday gathered 5,000 signatures of the 100,000 needed if it is to be considered by parliament. Under the proposed changes, the working week