PKP Cargo to acquire Polish and Czech firms

Polish railway cargo transportation company PKP Cargo plans to take over Advanced World Transport, a Czech Republic’s private company with 8 percent (as of 2013) contribution into Czech’s cargo transportation, said Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on Wednesday.

Bieńkowska to become commissioner – sources

Poland’s Deputy PM and Minister of Infrastructure and Development Elżbieta Bieńkowska will most likely become a member of the European Commission, according to reports from Polish Radio and Polish Television.

NATO will send more troops to Poland – Polish Radio

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will send more troops to Poland and other countries on its eastern frontier, according to sources quoted by Polish Radio. Officially, decisions will be made on the alliance’s Wales summit, which starts on Thursday.

Treasury to replace PIR chief executive?

Poland’s State Treasury is preparing a competition for a new CEO of investment vehicle Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe (PIR), according to information gathered by Puls Biznesu. Current chief executive Mariusz Grendowicz is reportedly not a candidate.

Kopacz seen as successor of Tusk

A number of politicians see Sejm Speaker Ewa Kopacz as Poland’s next prime minister after Donald Tusk assumes his newly acquired post of European Council president.

Ukraine wants to import Polish coal

Ukraine, the second European coal exporter plans to import more coal from Poland, reports Parkiet daily. This is the result of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and war in the Donetsk region – the Ukrainian prevalent coal hub.

PMI inches down again

Poland’s Manufacturing PMI remains below the neutral level of 50, signaling a deterioration of conditions in the manufacturing sector, according to a news release from HSBC and Markit Economics. In August, the index inched down to 49 points from 49.1 in July.