Locked content EU commission decides against penalties for Gazprom

The European Commission has decided to impose on Gazprom a set of obligations to address competition concerns.  The Russian company will not have to pay penalties for monopolistic practices. “Today’s decision removes obstacles created by Gazprom, which stand in the way of the free flow o...

Locked content EC report: Poland’s labor market strongest ever

Poland’s labor market situation is the best in its recent history, public debt will continue to decrease (to 49.1 percent of GDP in 2019) and budget deficit should stabilize at 1.4 percent of GDP next year, according to the recently publish report prepared by the European Commission for 27 EU countr...

Poland places 24 in EU’s digital economy ranking

Poland took 24th place out of 28 member states in the European Union’s digital economy and digital society ranking published by the European Commission. The digital divide between leaders and those lagging behind is closing very slowly.

Brussels hopes to reach compromise over rule of law by June

The European Commission deputy president Frans Timmermans said that he hopes that Poland and EU will settle a dispute over the rule of law soon and mentioned the June 26 meeting of the General Affairs Council as a “make or break” date. “I hope the Polish government will see that it has to take a few...

Locked content 2018 budget deficit expected at 1.4% – EC

Budget deficit is expected to amount to 1.4 percent of GDP in 2018 and in 2019, according to the latest forecast published by the European Commission. Earlier, the EC predicted the 2018 and 2019 deficit to come in at 1.7 percent. In 2017 deficit stood at 1.7 percent, while in 2016 it was at 2.3̷...

Locked content EC increases Poland’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 4.3%

The European Commission once again increased Poland’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 4.3 percent from its previous estimate of 3.8 percent issued in November 2017. For 2019, forecasts were also revised upwards, to 3.7 percent, from 3.4 percent earlier. Inflation in 2018 should come in at 1.3 percent an...

Media reports: no major cuts for Poland in EU budget

According to information acquired by radio stations RMF FM and Polskie Radio, the EU budget for 2021-2027 will be more beneficial for Poland than previously reported. The future budget will be presented by the European Commission on May 2.

Locked content PiS proposes changes to judiciary reform

Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party announced that it is ready to make amends to its judicial reform in response to the European Commission criticism that they undermine the rule of law. “This is a step in the direction to ease the concerns presented by the European Commission. We hope that these ste...

Locked content EU dismisses Poland’s defense of judiciary overhaul

The European Commission’s deputy head, Frans Timmermans, said that the white paper presented by Poland on the country’s judiciary reforms is not an answer the Brussels was looking for. “There was agreement across the table that this white paper is not the answer to the Commission’s recommendations. ...