Locked content EU to investigate public aid for regional railway operator

The European Commission launched an investigation restructuring aid for the state-run regional railway operator Przewozy Regionalne. The Commission has concerns that the company may already have received State aid in the past. EU rules only allow a company to receive restructuring aid once over a 10...

Locked content EU to investigate tax incentives for Polish shipyards

The European Commission has launched an investigation into tax incentives for Polish shipyards as it is concerned it might give them an unfair competitive advantage. Under the new law introduced in September2016, shipyards are allowed to pay a 1 percent flat tax rate on sales from shipbuilding and c...

EU launches Article 7 procedure against Poland

In an unprecedented move, the European Commission will ask other EU member states to declare that Poland’s judiciary overhaul constitutes “a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values.” If the states agree, Warsaw’s voting rights would be suspended.

Morawiecki: I expect EU to launch Article 7 procedure

Newly appointed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his first trip to Brussels in a new role, that he fully expects that the European Commission will launch Article 7 procedures against Poland. “If a process has started and, as far as I understand, the decision has already been made that n...

Locked content EC approves PLN 40 bln renewables support program for Poland

The European Commission has approved the PLN 40 billion Polish renewable energy support program.  “The Polish support scheme will increase the share of green energy in Poland’s energy mix and help the country’s energy transition [and] will also preserve the global competitiveness of comp...

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...

EC: Poland’s economic sentiment indicator at 105.4 points

The Economic Sentiment Indicator in Poland stood at 105.4 points in October, remaining unchanged compared to the reading from the previous months, European Commission stated. Sentiment indicator for industry was -6.6 points compared to -7 points last month, and for the services sector it also increa...

Locked content European Commission asks to fine Poland for logging in Białowieża

The European Commission asked the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice to fine Poland for violating the ban on logging in the primeval Białowieża forest during a hearing on Monday. Back in July, ECJ issued an order that Warsaw immediately stop logging in the oldest parts of the forest, and to ...