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Demanding and prudent

The past decade of residential development has seen a boom, a crash and a rather strong and rapid recovery. WBJ Observer asked Radosław Bieliński, press officer of Dom Development, where the market is now compared to 10 years ago
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Best season yet

After a sudden growth spurt in 2012 and the subsequent slowdown, the hotel market in Poland is now gaining momentum, fueled by both business and tourism. Safety threats in Western Europe are also boosting the country’s attractiveness
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A viable alternative

Student housing, senior centers and other alternative asset classes seem to have a great future in Poland
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The Green Wheels Craze

With rising fuel prices and concern for the environment on the up, the global automotive industry is undergoing a truly green tech innovation. While plug-in hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular among European fleet operators, the hype that drives the Polish fleet sector is not as green as i...
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One click away

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...
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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
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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?
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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...
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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...