PM officially resigns

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was recently chosen president of the European Council, officially filed his resignation to President Bronisław Komorowski on Tuesday.

Foreign trade deficit at €171.3 mln

Poland exported goods worth €93.86 billion (PLN 392.10 billion, $128.83 billion) in January-Julyof 2014, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Monday. Imports stood at €94.03 billion (PLN 392.83 billion, $129.06 billion).

PZU plans major layoffs

Poland’s largest insurer PZU has announced that it would carry out group layoffs in the coming months. Up to 230 employees will lose their jobs between October 1 and November 29 this year, PZU said in a press release on Tuesday.

Kopacz officially a PM candidate

Sejm Speaker Ewa Kopacz is the ruling coalition’s official candidate for the next prime minister, the president’s press officer Joanna Trzaska-Wieczorek said on Monday.

PM’s new job helps ruling party – poll

The fact that Prime Minister Donald Tusk was chosen European Council president will have a positive impact on the image of the Civic Platform among voters, according to the majority of respondents in a TNS Polska poll for Polish Television.

Unemployment down to 11.7% – Labor Ministry

Poland’s registered unemployment rate amounted to 11.7 percent as of the end of August, according to an estimate published on Monday by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. It declined by 0.2 percentage points compared to July.

US calls for coalition against Islamic State

The US is forming a “core coalition” against Islamic State militants in Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said during the NATO summit in Wales. He invited nine other countries, including Poland, to participate.