Locked content Huge electricity failure in western Poland resolved

A power failure that began early Sunday morning and caused the loss of power to 19,000 farms in the areas of Wielkopolska near Czarnków, Ujścia and Trzcianka was fixed by late Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson for the energy company Enea, which supplies electricity to the region, told the press. The ...

Locked content EU trade negotiator says CETA will be good for the EU, Poland

There are as many as 2,000 firms in Poland that are involved in exporting products to Canada, said the deputy director for trade, and the EU’s chief negotiator during CETA’s negotiation phase last year, Mauro Petriccione. He spoke to Michał Zabłocki of the Polish press on Sunday. In spite of this, t...

Locked content Giant double-decker airplane to land in Warsaw

The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus a380, will land at Warsaw’s Okęcie Airport on February 10, as one of Emirates Airlines’ jumbo jets is scheduled to fly from Dubai to the Polish capital, the airline said in a press release over the weekend. The one-time flight has been planned as a ...

Locked content Polish army working with NATO troops

Detachments from the Polish armed forces have begun conducting military exercises with American troops stationed near the southwestern Polish town of Żagan under NATO’s Operation Reassurance, Onet news reported on Sunday. Representatives of the headquarters of the two countries are now working on th...

Locked content Smog levels dangerous over weekend

The Government Security Centre in Warsaw (known as the RCB) warned on its twitter account on Saturday that levels of particulate substances in some areas of central and southern Poland had reached levels which made the air quality dangerous for some. “[There are] high concentrations of PM10 in the s...

Locked content Zakopane undergoes modernization projects

The National Fund for Environmental Protection will invest PLN 8.3 million in urban green areas of the city of Zakopane. The deputy mayor of the city, which serves as the main point of access to Poland’s Tatra National Park, Wiktor Łukaszczyk, made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday....

Locked content Szydło looking to Merkel for help with ‘needed reforms’

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło is expected to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw in February, and the PM has hopes that Merkel could be persuaded to push for reforms that would strengthen the role of individual Member State governments. Szydło was speaking in an interview with the ra...

Locked content Złoty reaches highest level in months

The Polish złoty rose in trading against the euro last week, and finished the week below €4.35, it’s best showing since late October of 2016. According to analysts, the rise could be attributed to the recent weakening of the US dollar and the fact that international credit ratings agencies, such as ...

Locked content Polish President approves new act changing financing of road projects

President Andrzej Duda signed an amendment to the Act on Public Roads on Thursday, which will allow local governments to co-finance investments in national roads and multiple financing sources for individual projects, said the Office of the President in a press statement. “This solution meets the ne...