Poland’s GDP is estimated to grow by less than one percent after including into it the income of the black market, i.e. smuggling, prostitution and drug-dealing, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported Wednesday.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was recently chosen president of the European Council, officially filed his resignation to President Bronisław Komorowski on Tuesday.
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).
The Polish confectionery market should expect its situation not to improve in the recent years, Puls Biznesu reported on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk has confirmed earlier reports that Deputy PM and Minister of Infrastructure and Development Elżbieta Bieńkowska is a candidate for the post of internal market commissioner of the EU.
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.