Polish energy policy brainstormed at national summit

High-level decision makers were on Monday set to begin discussing Poland’s energy policy priorities at a conference in the north of the country. The two-day National Energy Summit in the northern city of Gdańsk was expected to focus on Poland's energy policy to 2040, including the role of fossil fuels and

Builder sought for Polish pavilion at Dubai Expo

The Polish Investment and Trade Agency is looking for a company to build the country’s pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai. The design for the pavilion by the Warsaw-based WXCA architectural studio was unveiled in October and is inspired by the migration of birds for which Poland is an important

MEPs back rules opposed by Polish hauliers

The European Parliament on Thursday approved new rules which Polish hauliers have said could drive them out of business. The European Parliament will now start negotiations on the rules for international freight services with countries that are members of the European Union. Polish transport companies fear they will be forced to pay

Poland leaves interest rates intact

The Polish central bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Council left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday. 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 rates by 50

Polish general gov’t deficit at 0.4% of GDP in 2018: stats office

Poland ended 2018 with a general government deficit of 0.4 percent of GDP, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported. Meanwhile, the country’s public debt fell to 48.9 percent of GDP last year, from 50.6 percent in 2017 and 54.2 percent in 2016, the office said on Monday. Finance Minister Teresa

Polish PMI up in March

Poland’s Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 48.7 points in March from 47.6 points in February, according to Markit, a provider of financial information services. The figures indicated that a slowdown which has recently hit the Polish industrial sector was the mildest in four months, according to Markit. Poland’s PMI was 48.2

Polish port terminal to undergo multibillion upgrade

Poland’s largest container terminal, DCT Gdańsk, will undergo a multibillion expansion to rival Europe’s leading maritime logistic hubs, the country’s prime minister has said. Mateusz Morawiecki said some EUR 3 billion in funds will be pumped into the Deepwater Container Terminal on the Baltic Sea to upgrade and expand it heavily

Poles helping develop nuclear research reactor in France

A group of Polish researchers is contributing to an international project to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor in the south of France, a news agency has reported. Researchers from the Łódź University of Technology in central Poland are involved in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, one of the

Polish gov’t to OK cash boost for pensioners

Poland’s government was on Tuesday expected to formally approve a planned cash boost for pensioners under a new package of benefits pledged by the country's ruling conservatives. A Cabinet minister said this month that more than 9.7 million Polish pensioners would receive extra money this year. A total of PLN 10.7 billion

Polish unemployment steady at 6.1% in February: stats office

Unemployment in Poland held steady at 6.1 in February, unchanged from January, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Monday. The reading was in line with an earlier estimate by the country’s labour minister. There were around 1,016,700 people without jobs at the end of February, down from 1,023,100 a month