Kopacz to replace Tusk as PM?

Speaker of the lower house (Sejm) of the Polish parliament, Ewa Kopacz, put forward her candidacy to replace Donald Tusk as the Prime Minister if he is elected as the new EU Council head. “When one enters politics, any post that helps Poland is possible. If the situation requires it, I would be able...

GDP grows in Q2

Polish economy grows, but slightly slower than in Q1, Central Statistical Office (GUS) reports. According to Q2 results, GDP grew by 3.3 percent. This result is better than 3.2 percent predictions. Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6 percent in comparison with Q1.

Kiev claims Russian forces have entered Ukraine

“I have made a decision to cancel my working visit to the Republic of Turkey due to the sharp aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region… as Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine,” Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement.

EC to support dairy producers

In order to support the European dairy sector, European Commission plans to subsidize the private storage of butter, skimmed milk powder (SMK) and selected types of cheese, an EC press release said on Thursday. The subsidy value is said to be €10-20 million.

Złota 44 sold

The tallest European residential skyscraper, Złota 44, located in the very center of Warsaw, Poland, has been sold. The transaction value was €63 million, according to a report from BBI Development.

FinMin: GDP growth at 3.4% in 2015

Poland’s Ministry of Finance will suggest a 3.4 percent GDP growth forecast for the 2015 budget framework, Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek was quoted as saying by the Polish Press Agency.

More births in Poland – GUS

The number of births in Poland increased in H1 of 2014 by 3.3 percent (5,500) as compared to the same period of 2013 and currently amounts to 186,900 children, according to data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

PM addresses the nation

In the Polish Sejm, members of parliament and the prime minister addressed the nation with their priorities for the upcoming year. Parliamentary elections are to take place in 2015 and policy statements can influence voters’ preferences.