Locked content Rafalska sums up significant changes ahead for her Ministry in 2017

The minister of Family, Work and Social policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, reminded reporters over the weekend that the minimum wage in Poland has risen, beginning January 1, 2017, and that pension changes will soon take effect as well. Minimum wages for those permanently employed will increase by 8 percent...

Locked content Four dead, 33 injured in New Year fireworks accidents

In what was billed as a relatively “calm” year for New Year’s Eve celebrations by the Polish police, four people died and several others were injured across the country in fireworks explosions celebrating the New Year on Saturday night. The most destructive explosion, apparently, occurred in Łomiank...

i2 Development sells two office buildings for PLN 40 mln

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed developer i2 Development has sold, in two separate transactions, two office buildings in Wrocław – Nowy Alexanderhaus and Twelve, which offer 2,800 sqm and 2,000 sqm of space respectively – for a total of PLN 40 million net. The company, which is mostly focused on reside...

Locked content New agency for trade and investment to open in Poland in 2017

The start of the Polish Agency for Investment and Trade (PAIH) will be one of the most important plans of the Ministry of Development for the upcoming year, the Ministry’s Deputy Minister indicated in a press release on Sunday. Jerzy Kwieciński stated that the PAIH will further facilitate entreprene...

Locked content Winter ski season “opens” in Zakopane

Ski slopes in the Kasprowy Hala Gąsienicowa bowl began operating on Sunday, according to the report issued to the press by the Tatra National Park authorities, Tatra Voluntary Rescue Services and Polish Cableways. At lower elevations, however, runs will not be open this week, due to the low snow cov...

Locked content Poles to have visa-free access to Kazakhstan beginning 2017

Beginning on Monday, Polish citizens will have the right to enter the country of Kazakhstan visa-free, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan said in a press release on Friday. The visa-exempt entry will be extended to several other countries as well, and is anticipated to be ...

Locked content Coal sales, production down in 2016

In total, during the first 11 months of 2016, Polish coal production was 63 million metric tons, a decrease of 1.1 percent, y/y, according to a report by Industrial Development Agency’s (the IDA) Katowice branch, released on Saturday. Coal sales reached 65.6 million tons (compared to 64.7 million to...

Locked content Poland gets Da Vinci painting back

Poland has paid a lot of money for one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most cherished paintings, a report in the BBC said on Friday, but according to some, it was not enough. The so-called Czartoryski collection, of which da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine painting is a part, was sold to the Polish government fo...