Locked content Poland’s PMI falls to 51 pts

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for Poland dropped to 51 points in April, compared with 53.8 points recorded in March, according to a report published by Markit Group. Market consensus stood at 53 points. “PMI has marked a significant improvement in the manufacturing sector for the 19th co...

Locked content NATO to put 4,000 troops in Poland and Baltic countries

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is set to place some 4,000 troops in Poland and the Baltic countries in an attempt to strengthen Europe’s Eastern border, according to the international daily The Wall Street Journal. “The US is likely to provide two battalions, while Germany...

Locked content US to step up presence in Eastern Europe

The US will send three armored brigade combat teams to Eastern Europe from next year in response to “an aggressive Russia,” the US military said on Wednesday, March 30. “This army implementation plan continues to demonstrate our strong and balanced approach to reassuring our NATO Allies ...

Locked content OECD: Poland needs investment in infrastructure and skills

Polish economic growth remains solid and unemployment is decreasing, but further investments in infrastructure and skills will be essential to sustain a continuing improvement in living standards, environmental quality and well-being, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Poland. To help f...

Locked content PiS posts articles on European news sites

The Law and Justice (PiS) delegation of the ECR group posted a statement on Friday morning on various European political websites such as Politico and EUobserver in relation to the current situation in Poland. The statement comes in advance of the debate on Poland that will occur in the European Par...

Locked content Is Poland losing its investment appeal?

News agency Reuters reported, citing UK-based analysts, that investors may turn away from Poland amid concerns about its new right-wing government.  In turn, Hungary may become the favored destination for investors’ cash in Central and Eastern Europe this year. “In previous years I would...

Szydło on EC decision: There is no inspection, only dialogue

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo reacted to yesterday’s findings of the European Commission (EC) by commenting in a press conference that the declared actions of the EC do not call for an inspection of the government’s actions, but merely increased dialogue between the two parties.

Locked content EBU may kick Poland out of Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union is monitoring the situation in Poland and may bar it from the Eurovision Song Contest over the new media law, The Financial Times reported. “If they breach the statutes of the EBU, we will have a problem with them,” its president, Jean-Paul Philippot said. He warned t...

Locked content Juncker: Sanctions on Poland unlikely

Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that Brussels is in talks with Warsaw over two widely-criticised laws passed by the new Polish government but the EU is unlikely to resort to any punitive measures. Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy a...