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Summer is upon us and everyone is planning their holidays. Each new year brings a host of reasons to choose a particular destination. According to a KPMG report, Poles spent about PLN 20.2 billion in total on vacations last year, and this year the figure will rise to PLN 31.9 billion. But only a por...

Monetizing community talent

Most programmers know that if they have a coding problem, they will likely find an answer on Stack Overflow. WBJ Observer talked to Jeff Szczepanski, Chief Operations Officer of Stack Exchange, a company that was built on the Stack Overflow platform

Standard is key?

The home automation market could see a major breakthrough once a unified standard of communication between devices is achieved. But is the lack of standardization the only obstacle producers will have to overcome?

Poland’s role in Europe

Jan Parys, the defense minister in Jan Olszewski’s 1991 government, and now the head of the political cabinet of foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski, sat down with WBJ Observer to talk about Polish priorities in shaping the European and defense strategy, the challenges now facing the European Unio...

Defense Industry on a path towards recovery

The Polish defense sector is in fairly poor condition: marred by nearly non-existent exports, mostly uncompetitive products and dearth of innovation. That situation is a consequence of historical factors still haunting the industry, thus, in order to get the full picture, one has to look back to the...

Creating our own chances

WBJ Observer talks with Ryszard Kardasz, director of the board of PCO S.A., Poland’s biggest producer of optoelectronic devices with the use of laser technology, night-vision and thermal imaging technology, about innovation, sector consolidation and chances for exports

The PLN 130 billion dillemma

On one hand, experts are saying that it is not enough and we need to be spending more. On the other, so far Poland has only spent a portion of the funds earmarked for this objective

Managing emotions

Dariusz Mioduski is a lawyer, who after years of working in construction and energy sectors, decided to switch to football. He talks about how difficult it is to manage such a polarizing brand as Legia and why, despite not making any money on it, he is loving it. He also talks about how he played ba...

Ahead of the implementation of the MAR regulation – is the Polis...

The implementation date of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)1 is fast approaching. The MAR, which will apply directly to each EU Member State without requiring the states to introduce laws that implement it, will come into force entirely on July 3 and will bring about significant changes to the func...