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...

Locked content EU providing additional €1.85 billion to Poland for transportation

The European Union Commission signed an agreement with Poland which will provide investment of over PLN 8 billion, via 16 transportation projects, it was announced in the Polish press. The largest recipient of investment was said to be PKP Polish Railways, which will receive PLN 1.6 billion. It will...

Locked content EU aid coming to Polish coal industry

The European Commission announced on Friday that it would grant nearly PLN 8 billion, through 2018, to support Poland’s closing of uncompetitive coal mines, according to a press release. Out of the grant’s total sum of PLN 7.95 billion, 92 percent of the money will go to support severance pay and pe...

Locked content EU court case on Polish transport specifications

On Thursday, the European Commission opened its court case against Poland’s breach of the regulation regarding the maximum allowable weight of loads on transport vehicles, the Polish press reported. The EU contests that Poland is breaking the law because in some cases, transport loads in Poland exce...

Locked content EC grants Polish farmers €29 mln

Poland will receive €28.95 million from the European Commission as financial aid for domestic agriculture, Marek Sawicki, the Minister of Agriculture told the media. The package includes funds for, among others, those farmers who suffered due to the summer drought. Sawicki admitted that he is “...

Locked content Poland asks EC about Norwegian minimum wage

Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development has asked the European Commission if the Norwegian minimum wage law is in line with the regulations of the European Economic Area (which Norway is a member of), the Polish Press Agency reported. The Ministry has also turned to the European Commission...

The EU: better economic forecast for Poland, 3.3% GDP rate in 2014

Poland’s real GDP rose by 3.3 percent in 2014 and is expected to increase by 3.2 percent this year, the European Commission predicted. According to the estimates, the Polish economy will grow by 3.4 percent in 2016. The new economic forecast released on Thursday assumes higher growth than the one fr...