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Polish president signs budget

The Chancellor’s office of the President confirmed on Friday that President Andrzej Duda signed the budget for 2017, in spite of the PLN 59 billion budget deficit forecast. Marek Magierowski, the spokesperson for the office, said that Duda had said that there were no formal obstacles presenting him ...

Locked content Budget protests a result of ‘infighting’ – Karczewski

The Speaker of the Polish Senate, Stanisław Karczewski, told the television station TRWAM on Thursday that opposition protests over the passing of the state budget lacked legitimacy and were the result of “fighting between who should be the leader.” Karczewski, who sides with the ruling regime, Law ...

Locked content Kraków getting new low emissions buses

Special buses, manufactured to comply with European standards for emissions, were delivered to the city of Kraków on Thursday, according to the president of the Municipal Transportation Company of Kraków (the MPK), Rafał Świerczyński. “Of course, [they are] low floor buses, which facilitate use by d...

Locked content Euro zone, Polish growth strong late in 2016

Industries across the euro zone increased their output in November, according to a Reuters report on Thursday. Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years, data showed on Thursday, pointing to an economic spurt that may be arriving earlier than some ECB policymakers expect. Euro z...

Locked content Polish factory car production up

Poland’s car manufacturers produced their most lucrative December in over six years, according to the Automotive Market Research Institute Samar. What’s more, production for all of 2016 increased substantially as well. “Total production in 2016 amounted to 660,642 automobiles, about 2.84 percent mor...

Locked content Poles, other Central Europeans continue to suffer in cold snap

The death toll from the recent spell of cold weather has increased to 61 deaths within the past nine days, and about one-third of those occurred in Poland, according to Wednesday Associated Press reports. In the southern Polish city of Rybnik, schools were closed for two days in order to protect chi...

Locked content Białowieża Park being abused by Polish government – Greenpeace

The Ministry of Environment’s management plan of eastern Poland’s Białowieża National Park is inconsistent with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) documentation and expectations, according to the environmental rights group Greenpeace and five other NGO’s....