GDP grows by 4.6% in 2017 – GUS flash estimate

According to preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office, Poland’s GDP grew by 4.6 percent in 2017, the fastest since 2011. The growth was driven by domestic demand and higher economic activity in the region and the European Union, Poland’s main trade partners.

Poles work 41.2 hours per week – Eurostat

On average, a full-time European employee works 40.3 hours a week, according to data released by the EU statistical office Eurostat. People work the longest in the UK (42.3 hours), while Denmark had the shortest (37.8 hours), Poland with 41.2 hours was fifth.

Glapiński: cryptocurrencies make no sense for Polish economy

NBP head Adam Glapiński stated that “introducing [cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin)], makes no sense for the Polish economy, as they only bring anxiety and provide room for speculation,” and that Poland will follow other European economies: “if they ban cryptocurrencies, so will Poland,” he said in an...

Facebook to open digital training hub in Poland

Social media giant Facebook said it will open three new training centers in Europe, including one in Poland. The hubs will train volunteers in digital skills and hope to coach one million people over the next two years. Other two European facilities will be located in Spain and Italy.