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Spirited Away

In the mid 1990s, Poland was flowing with vodka. There were then some 1,000 distilleries in the country, but that number has now dropped to a mere 100 as producers struggle to make ends meet
Anna TraczewskaImage : Karolina fender Noińska

A label to reckon with

We all travel. But not all of us travel in style. WBJ Observer investigates Metka by Traczka, a lingerie baggie business and the brainchild of Anna Traczewska, a marketing professional turned style guru
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The brains that work for the heart

While still at university, Marek Dziubiński developed a passion for algorithms. His “journey of a lifetime” has taken him to the position of president of an innovative medical equipment company that exports to the US. And this is just the beginning
Profesor Wojciech Bal Image : Wojciech Bal

Science funding: in need of a strategy

Professor Wojciech Bal is research group leader of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Polish Academy of Sciences, and is a member of Obywatele Nauki (Citizens of Academia), a civic movement that promotes change in the scientific and academic environment.
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Poland’s innovation complex

Remember the scene from Back to the Future III, when Clara Clayton, Doc Brown’s lady-friend, beautifully portrayed by Mary Steenburgen, is trying to hitch a ride on the 88-mph train heading straight for 1985? The train keeps moving in leaps, leaving the poor Clara flabbergasted and gasping for air w...
Judith Gliniecki, a partner in Wierzbowski Eversheds Poland

Director, be prudent

Over the years, I’ve advised a lot of companies that were looking to make an investment in Poland. During this process, the investor team and I tend to discuss several recurring themes about doing business here. One of these “talks” is inevitably about a director’s duties and liabilities. Unfortunat...
Remi Adekoya

People want politicians to bull**** them

Deputy Prime Minister Elżbieta Bieńkowska, who is in charge of Poland’s Infrastructure and Development Ministry, got herself into hot water recently. In response to reporters’ questions over several trains being delayed due to freezing weather conditions, she replied: “Sorry, that’s just the kind of...