Locked content Poles want to work in Germany, the Netherlands – report

Poles are most willing to work in the euro zone countries, such as Germany (31.4 percent) and the Netherlands (15 percent), according to a recent report by HR consultancy Work Service. Moreover, if Poland were to adopt the euro it would be an incentive to travel abroad for work for over 1/3 of emplo...

Locked content Oettinger: no separate eurozone budget

“We will not propose any euro zone budget. We do not want a Europe of different speeds,” said European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Monday, Guenther Oettinger while answering Polish MPs questions. “We want to have a budget of 27 countries, in which the interests of all member states w...

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 EC proposes strong euro zone integration. No separate budgets

The European Commission revealed its proposals for deep financial reforms in the EU. The bloc’s executive arm wants to transform the bailout fund ESM into a European Monetary Fund and give it more responsibilities. The EMF would still provide loans to member states in financial trouble but also deve...

Locked content Poland could adopt euro, after euro zone reforms – FinMin

According to Deputy Finance Minister Leszek Skiba, Poland could adopt euro as its currency, but only when the reform of euro zone is complete and there are strong economic arguments for that. “The position of the Polish government is such that we can imagine a moment when Poland will be ready to ent...

Locked content Juncker wants the whole EU to be in the euro zone

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged member states to join the euro zone in his annual State of the European Union speech in which he outlined his vision for the post-Brexit EU. “If we want the euro to unite rather than divide our continent, then it should be more than the currenc...

Locked content Poles wary of joining the euro zone – poll

As many as 50 percent of Poles believe that the adoption of the euro would be “something bad”, the latest poll by Kantar Public showed. Only 11 percent support it, and 21 percent does not have an opinion on this matter. “In comparison with the results from December 2016, Poles’ opinions on the...

Locked content No referendum on euro zone accession – Morawiecki

Poland does not plan on having a referendum on joining the euro zone, Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki said. “We’re carefully observing what’s going on in the euro zone. We already meet all necessary criteria to join the euro zone, except for the ERM2 mechanism, which by the way needs reform...

Locked content Szymański: Poland will discuss joining euro zone once its stable

Asked whether this was a good time to start a debate on Poland joining the euro zone, Konrad Szymański, minister in charge of European affairs, said that it’s “not in a hurry” to do so. “The key criterion is the predictability of the system, the stability of the economic and monetary union and...

Locked content EU with an ‘offer you cannot refuse’ to expand euro zone

The European Commission is working on an offer which will make adopting the euro more attractive to the EU members, European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said. “We will try to make a framework that is attractive enough, that is like, as they say in the movies, an offe...