President signs single economic zone bill

President Andrzej Duda has signed the bill making the entire territory of Poland one large Special Economic Zone, instead of the 14 currently existing ones and covering 25,000 hectares (0.08 percent of the country’s area), which offer tax breaks for investors settling there.

Locked content CBOS: Duda work seen positive, Sejm negative

A new opinion poll has shown that the number of Poles who assess Polish president Andrzej Duda’s work positively has increased by 3 percentage points to 63 percent according to a poll conducted by CBOS. Currently, 28 percent (unchanged) of the respondents gave the president’s activity a ...

Locked content President Andrzej Duda commemorated Smolensk crash victims

President Andrzej Duda commemorated the victims of the Smolensk plane crash, who are buried at the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw. Eight years after the catastrophe Duda laid flowers in front of Smolensk victims’ monument and on their graves. The president, who briefly spoke with relatives of the victim...

Locked content Duda sends condolences on Muenster attack

President Andrzej Duda has sent his condolences to the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the tragic attack that took place on Saturday in Muenster, western Germany. “On behalf of the Polish Nation and my own I offer our sincerest condolences. I join the families of the victims in sorrow a...

Locked content Duda vetoes bill aimed to demote communist military leaders

President Andrzej Duda vetoed a law that would demote Communist military officers who served on the military council responsible for imposing the martial law in Poland, as well as gives the opportunity to deprive soldiers who served between 1943-90 of ranks if they “have betrayed the Polish raison d...

Locked content Duda signs controversial Holocaust law. US State Department ‘dis...

President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review. “This bill protects Polish interests, our dignity, the historical truth so that we are not slandered as a state and as a nation,” said Duda...

Locked content Duda signs Sunday trade ban bill

President Andrzej Duda singed a bill gradually banning Sunday retail trade. Starting from March 2018, shops will be closed on two Sundays per month, from 2019, the ban will extend to three Sundays per month while starting from 2020, shops will be allowed to operate only seven Sundays per year. The f...

Locked content Duda: Poland should adopt euro when salaries are at EU levels

According to President Andrzej Duda, Poland should join the euro zone when Poles average salary gets closer to the EU’s average. “I have always looked at it more from a life perspective and in my personal conviction, we should enter the euro zone when the average Pole’s earnings in Poland more...

Locked content Duda thanks Trump for ‘fighting fake news’

President Andrzej Duda thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for fighting fake news. “President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you. We must continue to fight that phenomenon. Poland experiences fake news power first hand. Many European and even US officials form their opin...