Poles to head two EP committees

Jerzy Buzek will be head of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee for two and a half years, MEP’s decided on Thursday. He will be then succeeded by another Pole, Janusz Lewandowski.

Samar: Further growth in new car registrations

The number of passenger cars and vans registered in Poland in June amounted to 29,113, according to data from sector research firm Samar quoted by ISBnews. The figure grew by 0.86 percent year-on-year and by 3.81 percent month-on-month.

Retail trade down by 2% y/y – Eurostat

The volume of retail trade in Poland declined by 2 percent year-on-year in May 2014, according to a data release from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat on Thursday. In month-on-month terms the volume declined by 1.1 percent.

Stake in PGE sold for PLN 1.32 bln

Poland’s State Treasury has announced the successful completion of the accelerated book-building process for shares in the country’s largest power utility PGE. The Treasury generated PLN 121.5 million from the sale, while state-owned investment vehicle PIR got PLN 1,204 million.

Vectra bids for 33% in Netia

Cable TV operator Vectra has announced a tender offer for 114.81 million shares, standing for a 33 percent stake in Poland’s second largest telecommunications firm Netia, the offer’s manager UniCredit CAIB Poland announced on Wednesday. The offered price is PLN 5.31 apiece.