Commission approves state aid for LOT

After more than a year of formal proceedings, the European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved restructuring aid from the state for Poland’s national airline LOT.

Sikorski: Ukraine should regain its integrity

“Ukraine’s integrity must be restored,” Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Radosław Sikorski said on Monday. He also said that sanctions on Russia should be extended after the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine.

UOKiK affirms fair fruit prices, farmers protest

Fruit farmers are protesting against what they claim to be a unreasonably low fruit purchase prices. At the same time the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), released a statement that there is no price fixing involved in the current fruit prices.

JSW signs long-term contract for delivery of coke

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW), based in Silesia, will deliver coke to Austrian companies Importkohle GmbH and voestalpine Rohstoffbeschaffungs GmbH. The coal mining company signed a contract with the two Austrian partners for an estimated PLN 1.37 billion.

Ukraine announces embargo on Polish pork

On Monday morning, Ukrainian authorities re-introduced an import ban on Polish pigs, pork meat and products made of it, according to an announcement from the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine. The previous embargo had been called off just over a month ago.

New WSE CEO wants quick decisions on Vienna merger

Paweł Tamborski, who was appointed on Friday as Warsaw Stock Exchange new CEO told reporters that the potential merger with Vienna bourse is one of his priorities. “I would like decisions on the matter to be taken possibly soon,” he stated.

PM has potential successor for Sikorski

Prime Minister Donald Tusk is ready to nominate a new foreign affairs minister if Radosław Sikorski is elected the EU’s top diplomat, government spokesperson Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska told TVN24 on Friday.

Tamborski approved as Warsaw Stock Exchange CEO

Financial regulator KNF has approved the candidature of Paweł Tamborski for the WSE chairman role. According to a KNF release, extraordinary measures have been taken to make sure that Tamborski meets the qualifications required by the Trading of Financial Instruments Act.