Warsaw Uprising Commemoration events

The annual commemoration of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising will see numerous events and the “W” hour which is marked by a general halt in traffic (car and pedestrian) for a few minutes at 5:00 pm. Commemorative festivities will reach their climax at the Tomb of the Unknown solider ...

Poland could draw students from the UK

According to an article in the UK newspaper The Independent, Poland is the most affordable place to study, taken from the UK perspective. The cost of studies at a Polish university (with accommodation and travel home to the British Isles included) amounts to £4,119.16, which is considerably less tha...

Locked content Business-friendliness on the rise

According to an analysis made by Charles Robertson of investment firm Renaissance Capital, Poland is becoming a better country for doing business. Robertson compared studies published by the World Justice Project, which analyzes the quality of countries’ justice systems, and a World Bank repor...

Polish firm buys 20% share in largest Croatian port

OT Logistics has bought a fifth (2.81 million shares) of Luka Rijeka, a Croatian port on the Adriatic Sea. OT Logistic’s boss, Zbigniew Nowik, said that the deal offers a great opportunity to open up a Baltic-Adriatic trade route. OT is the owner of Port Gdynia and Port Świnoujście on the Balt...

Preliminary Presidential plans

After his swearing in on August 6th, the new Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint his cabinet. According to PAP, the foreign affairs ministry would be led by Krzysztof Szczerski, a political scientist from Kraków.

Locked content PKP Cargo headquarters occupied, rail union foresees strike

Workers at PKP Cargo would like to have a share of the pie in the company’s earnings. They are calling for a wage increase and threatening the management with a general strike at the company. Solidarność labor union representative, Henryk Grymel, has announced a strike referendum which is due ...

Locked content Poland to partake in the ‘Invest Punjab’ summit

Minister of the Economy Janusz Piechociński recently spoke with a Punjabi delegation in Lubelskie voivodship about Poland being a partner state at the ‘Invest Punjab’ summit. Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal invited Piechociński along with researchers and businessmen to join hi...

Quieting the mobile phone addicts

Newsweek Polska published the results of a survey by SW Research that shows the majority of Poles would like to establish quiet zones in public spaces. PKP Intercity train operator has initiated such a campaign and would like to establish such zones on trains. About 30 percent of the respondents are...

Locked content JSW to be energy self-sufficient

After the construction of two new power units in 2017, Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW) is to be self-sufficient with regard to energy production for its own needs. JSW is a coal company operating in the Silesian voivodeship. Currently, the company’s power production capacity is at 160 MW and ...