Research institute predicts further drop in food exports

The Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERGiŻ), a state research institution that deals with Polish food production, has published a forecast saying that food exports will drop by two percent y/y in 2014, with a trade surplus of €6 billion. Furthermore, the forecast claims that food expor...

KGHM appeals for lower mining tax

The Polish government should cut down the country’s mining tax, Herbert Wirth, CEO of copper and silver mining giant KGHM, told news agency IAR after the opening ceremony of the company’s Sierra Gorda mine in Chile, where costs are some 40 percent lower than in Poland.

Miners demonstrate outside Sejm during PM address

During the Prime Minister’s inaugural speech, miners’ unions and other labor unions organized a demonstration just outside of the Sejm. From eyewitness account the crowd numbered about a couple thousand and many came from the Silesian mining district. “We didn’t come to prote...

Pritzker opts for closer Polish-US trade ties

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker believes that the trade between Poland and the United States should be increased. “We have had deep trading ties for a very long time, but they are not deep enough,” she said at a press conference on Monday morning.