Locked content Poles to have visa-free access to Kazakhstan beginning 2017

Beginning on Monday, Polish citizens will have the right to enter the country of Kazakhstan visa-free, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan said in a press release on Friday. The visa-exempt entry will be extended to several other countries as well, and is anticipated to be ...

Locked content Poland gets Da Vinci painting back

Poland has paid a lot of money for one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most cherished paintings, a report in the BBC said on Friday, but according to some, it was not enough. The so-called Czartoryski collection, of which da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine painting is a part, was sold to the Polish government fo...

Warsaw’s Westin Hotel sold

Skanska Commercial Development Europe has sold one of the most prominent landmarks on the Warsaw skyline, the five-star Westin Warsaw, to Qatari investor Al Sraiya Holding Group for €56 million.

Locked content Automotive Suppliers’ report: record high exports for Polish-mad...

A company that monitors the automotive industry in central and eastern Europe has given a positive assessment of the Polish export industry for 2016, according to its annual report, released to the press on Friday. “The observed dynamics in the first nine months of this year, [allows for] a forecast...

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...