Locked content Poland to have its own space agency

Polish parliament voted on Friday to approve setting up the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) with 434 votes in favor and only 3 votes against the motion. POLSA will coordinate the activities of Polish companies and scientists working in the space sector. Its main goal will be to help getting funds for va...

Locked content LOT cancels its flights to Israel

Polish state-controlled airline LOT has suspended all of its flights to Tel-Aviv until Monday. “Due to the tense situation in Israel LOT has decided to suspend all flights to Tel Aviv until the end of Monday July 28. Decision has been made for the sake of safety of our passengers. With this decision...

PGE’s Bełchatów plant named EU’s worst polluter

Coal-fueled power plant in Bełchatów, owned by Poland’s biggest utility PGE was named the EU’s biggest polluter by the environmental campaigners who compiled a list of 30 biggest polluters in the EU. Bełchatów facility emits over 37 million metric tons of CO2. Second on the list, German plant in Neu...

Locked content Bolt confirms Warsaw start

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run in a 100 meters race in Warsaw on August 23. The athlete posted his finalized schedule for this year, which include only four events. Besides Warsaw, six times Olympic champion will participate in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Diamond League meeting in Zuri...

Locked content Polish mines extract less coal, still losing money

According to Poland’s Ministry of Economy, Polish mines extracted 29 million metric tons of coal in the first five months of 2014 which is 6 percent less than in 2013 year-on-year. Despite curbing extraction, the whole sector posted a PLN 631 million loss during the same period. At the end of May, P...

Locked content LOT claims Ukrainian routes are safe. Offers refunds

Polish state-controlled airline LOT issued a statement that all of its routes over the Ukrainian airspace are safe. All of our Ukrainian destination (Kiev, Lviv and Odessa) are far away from the Eastern Ukraine territory where the armed conflict has been taking place. … long haul flights, such as Be...

Locked content JSW signs PLN 1.2 bln deal with ArcelorMittal

Jastębrzska Spółka Węglowa signed a PLN 1.2 billion deal with JSW miner inks ca. PLN 1.2 bln coking coal supply deal with steel producer ArcelorMittal for coking coal delivery. The deal covers 2014, and supplies worth PLN 569.8 million has already been realized to date. WSE-listed JSW is one of the ...

Locked content Jeronimo Martins to build distribution center in Gorzów Wlkp

Jeronimo Martins Polska, owner of discount chain Biedronka will build a distribution center in Gorzów Wielkopolski which will create 300 new jobs. The investment is scheduled to launch in September. The center will supply some 200 stores in the region and will have 26,500 sqm of warehouse space. Cur...