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...

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...

The High Streets: ul. Chmielna

Poles are not particularly outdoorsy people. It’s hard to blame them given that up to seven months a year, temperatures drop below freezing. Yet they do love the shopping experience and are no strangers even to outdoor shopping. Even in the cold of winter, Varsovians flock to the capital’s top meeti...

Eastern appeal

2014 will be a year of outlet centers. In addition to the existing 10 in major regional cities, three new will open soon, all located in Poland’s eastern cities. But is the current rate of development wise?
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2013: Tough to beat

The volume of real estate transactions stood at €3.4 billion in 2013, the highest figure since before the crisis. The score may be hard to repeat