Locked content EU to Airbnb: follow the rules

The European Commission said on Monday, that the popular online booking service Airbnb is in breach of several EU regulations and gave it until end-August to comply with the existing law. “Popularity cannot be an excuse for not complying with EU consumer rules. Consumers must easily understand how m...

Locked content EC lifts Poland’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 4.6%

The European Commission increased Poland’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 4.6 percent from its previous estimate of 4.3 percent issued in May. The forecast for 2019 still remains at 3.7 percent. EC economists say inflation in 2018 should come in at 1.3 percent (unchanged). In 2019 inflation is expected...

Brussels launches new case against Poland over Supreme Court reform

The European Commission launched a new case against Poland over changes to the Supreme Court which it claims undermines judicial independence in the country. The new law, which comes into force on Tuesday, lowers the retirement age for Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65, which affects one-third of t...

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.