Pensions drop for communist-era officers in Poland

A contentious law that cuts pensions for officers who served under communism has so far saved Poland’s social security system close to PLN 229 million (EUR 55 million), deputy Interior Minister Jarosław Zieliński has told the PAP news agency. The law, which has been in force for four months, cut state

Polish inflation at 2.1% in December

Inflation in Poland fell to 2.1% year-on-year in December, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday. In a flash estimate earlier this month, the office put December inflation at 2.0% In November, the prices of goods and services in Poland rose 2.5% compared to the same month a year

Mateusz Morawiecki appeals to retail chains to promote Polish food

Mateusz Morawiecki

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has appealed to retail chains in Poland to promote the country's domestic food products. Morawiecki said that Poland was open to foreign products, as evidenced by the "Italian Week" or "Portuguese Week" held by various chains to promote food from those countries. Morawiecki added: “I appeal for...

Poland to send high-profile delegation to business summit in India

Poland will send a high-profile delegation to a major business summit in India later this month, officials have said. Poland will be a partner country at the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS), a two-day annual investment meeting to be held in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on January 16-17. According

Polish deputies pass 2018 budget bill

Polish deputies on Thursday passed a 2018 budget bill with a planned deficit of under PLN 41.5 billion. Spending has been set at PLN 397.2 billion while revenues are expected to reach PLN 355.7 billion, leaving the public finance deficit at 2.7 percent of GDP, less than the 3

Polish interest rates left unchanged

The Polish central bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Council on Wednesday decided to leave interest rates unchanged. The decision was in line with what analysts had expected. The reference rate remains at 1.5 percent. The last time the Monetary Policy Council changed interest rates was in March 2015. At the time, after trimming

Survey finds 65% of Poles positive about 2017

Sixty-five percent of Poles believe that 2017 was a good year for both themselves and their families, according to a survey. The survey by pollster CBOS found that only 11 percent of Poles described 2017 as a bad year for them personally. Seven percent said the year was bad for their

Loving Vincent nominated for BAFTA

Polish-British animated film Loving Vincent was nominated on Tuesday for the prestigious annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. Loving Vincent, the world's first fully painted feature film, tells the story of the life and mysterious death of the painter Vincent van Gogh. Each of its 65,000 frames

Polish Q4 2017 GDP growth likely similar to Q3 result: minister

Polish Q4

Poland’s new Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has said he expects the country’s GDP growth reading for the final quarter of last year to be similar to the 4.9 percent result for the third quarter. GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 will be “at a level close to

Warsaw charity concert raises PLN 1 million for Syria’s Aleppo

A charity concert in the Polish capital has raised almost PLN 1 million, the equivalent of some EUR 230,000, in funds for the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. The Polish culture ministry, which organised the “Family to Family: Aid to Aleppo” event, has tweeted: “Thank you for all the contributions. All