Locked content 61% of Poles in favor of nuclear plants in Poland

As many as 61 percent of the Polish society is in favor of building a nuclear power plant in Poland, including 21 percent who strongly support the idea, according to a poll conducted for the Ministry of Energy. “This is the highest score in the history of the poll, which has been carried out regular...

Locked content S&P lowers Poland’s GDP growth forecast to 3.2% in 2017

Ratings agency S&P has lowered its December GDP growth forecasts for Poland from 3.3 percent to 3.2 percent in 2017 and from 3.0 percent to 2.8 percent for 2016. In December, the agency maintained its long and short term rating for Poland at the “BBB plus/A-2” level and the long and short term r...

Locked content Gov’t will spend PLN 10 bln on improving air quality

The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management will spend app. PLN 10 billion on improving air quality, the institution has stated. The funds will be earmarked for promoting geothermal energy and other renewable energy sources, as well as on improving thermal insulation of build...

Locked content ABC Data reports sales down in December

IT hardware and consumer electronics distributor ABC Data reported in a press release on Monday that its consolidated sales in December were PLN 535 million. This was a decrease from PLN 578 million in November. However, it also reported that its overall sales, y/y, had improved in 2016. During the ...

Locked content Wizz Air sees large increase in business in Poland

Budget airline Wizz Air increased the number of passengers on its routes flying to and from Poland by 13 percent, y/y, the airline stated in a press release over the weekend. During 2016, Wizz transported just under 7 million passengers, on 146 international routes. In 2015 the airline had 5.8 milli...

Locked content Municipal governments record surpluses in 2016 – Finance Ministry

According to Poland’s Ministry of Finance, the budgets of Poland’s local governments were set to end 2016 with a collective surplus. After 11 months of the year, they were PLN 19.1 billion in the black,  a Ministry press release said on Thursday. In comparison with 2015, consolidated revenues increa...

Locked content Wrocław’s international airport has a record year

Fueled by growing demand for flights to southern vacation destinations and new routes, Wrocław-Strachowice International Airport handled a new record number of passengers in 2016. Its terminal saw over 2.4 million passengers pass through, the president of the airport, Dariusz Kuś, indicated in a sta...

Locked content Poland opens consulate in Northern Ireland

With about 30,000 Polish nationals living in Northern Ireland, the Polish government has decided to open a consulate in Belfast this year. It will provide full diplomatic service to Poles living in the UK territory, the Irish News reported on Thursday. Witold Waszczykowski, the Polish Foreign Minist...