Polish gov’t announces EUR 7.2 bn anti-smog plan

Poland’s government plans to spend up to PLN 30 billion (EUR 7.2 bn, USD 8.8 bn) over the next decade on a new plan to fight smog, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. He announced the launch of the “Stop Smog” plan at a meeting of a special government committee

S&P upgrades Poland’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 4.5%

The world’s largest credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings has upgraded its forecast for Poland's 2018 GDP growth to 4.5 percent from a previous projection of 3.8 percent. In a report dated April 10, S&P Global Ratings also revised downward its projection for Poland’s debt-to-GDP ratio this year to 49.5 percent

Nine in ten Poles unhappy with healthcare system: report

Ninety-three percent of patients in Poland are unhappy with the country's healthcare system, according to a new survey. The study took into account opinions voiced during public consultations, in-depth interviews and questionnaires completed by 1,386 people in October and November. The survey was carried out as part of a project called Together

Nine in ten Poles positive about Ukrainian workers

Ninety percent of Poles are in favour of Ukrainians working on the Polish labour market, according to a survey. “Foreigners are employed to do jobs Poles don’t want,” said Katarzyna Lorenc, a job market expert with the Business Center Club (BCC). Seven percent of Poles, however, perceive Ukrainians as a threat. This

Trade-free Sunday laws need to be more precise: expert

New laws regulating no-trade Sundays need to be more precise, an expert from the Employers of Poland organisation has said ahead of the second of four consecutive trade-free Sundays this month. According to Łukasz Kozłowski, the chief economist at the Employers of Poland organisation, the rules are open to interpretation by

Poland’s debt-to-GDP ratio to fall to 49% by 2019: Moody’s

The country’s general government debt is expected to shrink on the back of stronger-than-expected fiscal and economic performance, the agency said in a new report. According to Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), the country’s general government debt and deficit both decreased last year compared with 2016. Poland's debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 50.6

Polish jobless rate sixth-lowest in EU: Eurostat

Unemployment in Poland was a modest 4.4 percent in February, the sixth-lowest rate in the 28-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency said on Wednesday. In January, joblessness in Poland stood at 4.5 percent, while in February 2017 it was 5.2 percent, according to the Eurostat agency. The Czech Republic was the

Polish general gov’t debt, deficit down in 2017: stats office

Poland’s general government debt and deficit both decreased last year compared with 2016, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday. General government debt fell to 50.6 percent of gross domestic product last year, from 54.2 percent of GDP in 2016, the statistics office reported, citing what it said were

Poland prepares for Expo 2020 in Dubai

Poland is preparing to make its presence felt at the Expo 2020 world fair in Dubai. The Polish Investment and Trade Agency is in charge of organising the Polish pavilion at the event in the United Arab Emirates. The agency’s president, Tomasz Pisula, has announced that a competition will soon be held

Online banking up in Poland

The number of individual customers with access to online bank accounts in Poland rose to 35.5 million at the end of the final quarter of last year. The figure was 2.33 million more than in the same period in 2016, according to the Polish Bank Association (ZBP). The number of active online