Polish company to provide electric buses for Berlin

Poland’s Solaris Bus & Coach company will deliver 90 electric buses to Berlin by the end of 2020, a news agency has reported. The Polish producer has announced that the delivery of zero-emission Solaris Urbino 12 buses to the German capital is one of the largest tenders for battery-powered vehicles in

Polish unemployment down to 5.4% in May: stats office

Unemployment in Poland dropped to 5.4 percent in May, from 5.6 percent in April, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Wednesday. The reading was in line with an earlier estimate by the country’s labour minister. There were around 906,000 people without jobs at the end of May, down from

Polish gov’t backs tax exemptions for young

The Polish government on Tuesday approved plans to make people under 26 exempt from paying personal income tax. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the move aimed to encourage young people to stay in Poland rather than heading abroad in search of work, and to improve their prospects. He added: "I can make

Conference aims to map out visions for Polish economy

A conference that aims to map out visions for Poland’s economic development in the decades ahead got under way in the north of the country on Monday. A host of politicians, entrepreneurs and experts, led by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, were expected to attend the 2nd Vision for Development Forum

Poland moves to upgrade rail links to Baltic ports

Billions worth of new rail infrastructure will help elevate the Polish ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia to the Baltic Sea’s largest port hub, the country’s prime minister said on Monday. Mateusz Morawiecki was speaking at the signing of deals for work to modernise and build new rail infrastructure to benefit the

Food prices in Poland among the lowest in EU: stats agency

The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Poland are among the lowest in the EU, accounting for 69 percent of the EU average, according to the bloc’s statistics agency. Such products are only cheaper in Romania, Eurostat said. The study showed that the prices of meat products in Poland represented 63

Poles switch jobs more often: report

Around 16 percent of Poles annually change jobs looking for a higher salary or better career opportunities, up from 10 percent in 2016, a new study finds. Companies facing the largest rotation include the transport, forwarding and logistics sector (24 percent), law and consulting firms (21 percent), the shared services and

Polish exports grow: report

Poland’s exports between January and April grew by 3 percent year on year, reaching EUR 74.6 billion, the European Union’s statistics agency has reported. Export growth was the fastest in the agri-food sector, with an increase of 9.6 percent year on year, according to the report by Eurostat. The second fastest

100 richest Poles getting richer

The 100 richest Poles have grown richer, but their combined fortunes are still only a third of what the CEO of Amazon and the world’s wealthiest man Jeff Bezos has, according to a weekly. Poland’s 100 richest people have a combined worth of PLN 153 billion (USD 40 bn, EUR

Fitch raises Polish 2019 GDP growth forecast

International rating agency Fitch has upgraded its forecast for Poland's GDP growth this year to 4.2 percent from a previous projection of 4 percent. The agency also upheld its GDP growth forecast for Poland in 2020 at 3.5 percent, while revising upward its projection for Polish economic growth in 2021 to