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Online shopping on the rise

The number of internet users, who shop online has increased to 54 percent, compared to 50 percent in 2016, according to the “E-commerce in Poland 2017” report prepared by Gemius in cooperation with the Chamber of Electronic Commerce (IGE).
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Poles work 45 hours per week on average – report

The average Pole works 45 hours a week, according to a study conducted by Kantar Millward Brown pollster. The more money they earn, the more hours they put in, as those with salaries over PLN 3,999 work 50 hours per week, while those self-employed “enjoy” a 55 hour-long working week. Those earning b...
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Lower retirement age to cost Poland PLN 54 bln – ZUS head

According to Social Security fund (ZUS) President Gertruda Uścińska the cost Poland will bear between 2017-2021 for lowering retirement age will reach PLN 54 billion. “We’ve analyzed how similar changes to the law in the past affected workers, and we’ve calculated that 82 percent of those able to re...
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Netflix to produce Polish-language series

Global streaming service Netflix will produce its first Polish-language series with acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland at the helm. The yet-untitled series will be a spy thriller set in an alternative history in which Poland is still under the communist rule. “Now, in 2002, twenty years after a de...
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PM Szydło: Polexit not an option

Polexit is not being considered, and will never be considered by the Polish government, PM Szydło said, during an annual meeting of Polish ambassadors. “I want to be very clear here: The government will never agree to talk or think about Poland leaving the European Union,” she said.
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Sunday trade ban to cover only two Sundays per month – media

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the government wants to impose the Sunday trade ban starting from next year, with two Sundays per month when stores will be allowed to remain open. In 2019, that number would be further limited to only one Sunday each month. “I proposed two Sundays because it see...
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Tchórzewski: Poland needs a three-block nuclear plant

In order to meet EU’s clean energy criteria, Poland needs to build a three block nuclear plant, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said. “We need to find a solution that will enable Poland to reach the maximum CO2 emission limit of 550 g per kWh. We want to achieve it by 2050, cutting energy prod...