Locked content 84% Europeans against seasonal time switch – EC

The European Commission (EC) has published the preliminary results of the public consultation on the arrangements for summertime in Europe, which show that 84 percent of respondents are in favor of eliminating the change in time every six months. “Millions of Europeans have taken advantage of ...

Locked content EC lowers eurozone’s GDP forecast

The European Commission revised GDP growth forecast for the euro area citing tensions in the trade with the United States and rising oil prices as main reasons. The forecast was lowered to 2.1 percent from 2.3 percent projected in May.  The outlook for 2019, however, did not change: the growth of 2 ...

Locked content EC approves additional €90.5 mln for migration problem

The European Commission decided to allocate additional €90.5 million to strengthen the management of external EU borders and protection of migrants in North Africa.  During last week’s EU summit in Brussels, the leaders committed to increasing financial support to address the migration problem...

Locked content European Commission proposes smaller budget for agriculture

The European Commission proposed a new, reduced budget for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Poland would receive about 1 percent less on direct payments for farmers and about 25 percent less on the rural development fund. The budget will amount to €365 billion. It is 5 percent less than previou...

Locked content EC agrees to spend PLN 1 bln on Poland’s intermodal transport

The European Commission has ratified the plan to spend PLN 1 billion on Poland’s intermodal transport system. The subsidy has been earmarked for specialist equipment as well as on the modernization of Poland’s rolling stock. The aid will be available for intermodal freight operators as well as compa...

Locked content Brussels not satisfied with Poland’s response over rule of law

Despite the previous media reports, the European Commission decided to continue its case against Poland for infringing the rule of law. “We remain open to dialogue, we remain open to finding constructive solutions. But, at the same time, we must discuss internally in the Commission, and with member ...

Locked content EU court orders Poland to stop logging in Białowieża immediately

The European Court of Justice ordered Poland to immediately halt large-scale logging in the oldest parts of the primeval forest in Białowieża. According to the court, the logging should stop immediately as it could cause “serious and irreversible damage” to the forest, while both sides will argue th...

Locked content European Commission: Polish retail tax violates EU law

According to the European Commission ruling, Poland’s retail tax violates EU state aid ruled. “The Commission does not question Poland’s right to decide on its taxation systems or on the objective of different taxes and levies. However, the tax system must comply with EU law, including state a...

Locked content EU and Gazprom close to reaching a deal

According to the European Commission, Gazprom commitments to solve the antitrust issues the bloc had with the Russian gas giant should be enough and provisionally accepted them. “We believe that Gazprom’s commitments will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive price...