Locked content 14 out of 16 Polish regions among poorest in EU

Fourteen out of 16 Polish regions will remain classified as weakest economically (with GDP per capital below 75 percent of EU average) after 2020, according to the European Commission’s preliminary proposal. Mazowieckie is among the richest regions, with GDP per capital above 100 percent EU average,...

Locked content PM: Poland is less dependent on EU funds

The Polish economy will depend less and less on EU funds, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated. “We have a misconception that our economy depends on EU funds,” Morawiecki said answering the question about Poland possibly receiving less money from the next EU budget. He added that Pol...

EU and Iceland liberalize trade in food products

Three EU-Iceland economic agreements, signed in September 2015, entered into force on Tuesday. They provide the Union with greater access to the Icelandic market for agricultural and food products and the protection of EU regional products in the country.

EU-US trade war escalates

The European Commission officials on Monday presented EU member states with a €2.8 billion list of over 100 US products that could be affected in response to the US President Donald Trump proposal to place tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The list includes such consumer goods as clothing, cos...

Locked content New EU’ renewable energy goals ‘hard to meet’

Poland will find it difficult, to meet the new upgraded renewable energy resources goals for 2030, approved by the European Parliament earlier this week, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said. “We will struggle to meet these goals along with other states,” he said, adding that the decision is n...

EU to abolish geoblocking in e-commerce

The EU has agreed to abolish geoblocking in online retail trade. After the new regulation come into force, customers from the whole bloc will be able to purchase goods and services on any website in the EU, without being redirected to local sites with differing prices. “Removing unjustified blocking...

Locked content Multi-speed Europe will lead to its end – Duda

The European Union will become less attractive to some member states if it implements a “multi-speed” strategy, and break up ultimately, President Andrzej Duda said during his speech at the Economic Forum in Krynica. “A division of the bloc into a multi-speed union will not be beneficial … pol...

Locked content EU to launch legal actions against Poland over judiciary reforms

The European Commission announced that it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary, and gave Warsaw a month to respond to the concerns. According to Brussels, Polish government’s recent attempts at judiciary reforms undermines the independence of judges and breaks E...