Locked content Poland’s president rejects controversial amendment

President Andrzej Duda, stressing the right to free assembly, has refused to sign a controversial amendment written and passed by his own political party, Law and Justice (PiS), instead sending the bill to Poland’s Supreme Court for review, the press secretary of the Constitutional Court said on Thu...

Locked content Energa to upgrade, implement Smart Grid

Electricity supplier Energa Operator will execute projects worth PLN 174.5 million to update the Smart Grid in Poland, the company said in press release. The project will involve the installation of smart meters and automated networks in buildings and homes, which the company said will improve energ...

Locked content Szydło: Budget is “stable”

As of the end of November of 2016, approximately half of the annual (2016) budget had been spent, the Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydło, said in a press release on Thursday. However, the PM did not specify exactly what that amount would be at the end of 2016. Last week, the Ministry of Finance ann...

Locked content Silesian start-up funds program to expand

A new program will provide a total of PLN 194 million for entrepreneurs starting businesses in Silesia, and will prioritize funding to those in the key fields of IT, medicine, and energy, the Silesian Center for Entrepreneurship (ŚCP) told the press on Thursday. “It’s a good time to plan...

Łodz got Poland’s first electric trams 118 years ago

On December 23, 1898 the city of Łodz put the first trams in Poland into service, and they were not pulled by horses. The 350 electric trams operating each day transported people, coal and other goods from train stations to factories, as well as around the city, according to a historical report from...

Locked content PHN with permit to build Yacht Park in Gdynia

Polish state-controlled real estate fund PHN has received a permit for the construction of a residential development Yacht Park in Gdynia, the firm stated. The investment is scheduled for completion in 2019. It will comprise six five-storey housing buildings featuring 12,000 sqm of usable space alto...

Locked content PKP aims to improve travel times in Kraków area

Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLA) SA has announced a tender for the design and execution of works in the Kraków area worth PLN 200 million, railway spokeswoman Dorota Szalacha announced in a press release on Friday. The projects are slated to be completed by 2019. The release stated that within the Kra...

Locked content Counterfeit cosmetics ring uncovered by police

The Economic Crimes Unit of the Łódź police force has broken up a counterfeit cosmetics production organization and arrested the group’s leader, Łódź’s police spokesperson Joanna Kącka announced on Tuesday. The operation, which included complete lines of production and packaging, as well...

Locked content Up to PLN 300,000 in aid for farmers for natural disaster losses

The Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARiMR) is collecting applications from farmers who have suffered losses due to a natural disaster, such as flood, drought, frost, avalanche, blizzard, hurricane or thunder strike. Farmers can apply for aid of up to PLN 300,000. Applicati...

Locked content Avain flu outbreaks in Małopolska eliminated

Three outbreaks of avian flu have been detected and immediately eliminated in Małopolska, southern Poland, the voivodship’s chief veterinarian stated. The avian flu is the highly virulent HPAI subtype H5N8….