Locked content Poland and Ukraine planning new rail connections 

Poland and Ukraine plan to launch new rail connections between Lublin and Lviv, and Przemyśl and Niżankowice in the Lviv region, said Andrzej Adamczyk and Volodymyr Omelanon, the ministers of infrastructure from both countries on Wednesday. Minister Adamczyk explained that it is about launching conn...

Locked content Poland condemns ‘Russian aggression’ in Azov Sea

Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Russia’s action in the Azov Sea on Sunday calling it an “aggressive behavior.” “After the illegal occupation of Crimea, the flare-up of the conflict in Donbas, construction of the Kerch bridge without the consent of the authorities in Kyiv, Russia b...

Ukraine will receive €1 bln loan from EU

The European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine for financial assistance. Ukraine will receive up to €1 billion in the form of medium- and long-term loans. The proposed new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) complements three previous MFA programmes, through which the EU...

Locked content Majority of Ukrainians in Poland mulls moving somewhere else

As many as 60.2 percent of Ukrainians working in Poland is considering working in a country other than Poland and Ukraine, according to the latest report by HR consultancy EWL. Most of them (27 percent) is considering Germany as their work destination. “Despite the huge popularity of Poland, most of...

Nearly 60% of Ukrainian employees would rather move to Germany

Over a half (59 percent) of Ukrainians working in Poland would leave for Germany, once the migration policy of Poland’s western neighbor changed to offer conditions similar to those in Poland, a study conducted by Work Service revealed. “The fact that Ukraine’s citizens are coming to the Polish job ...

Locked content Transfers to Poland down, transfers to Ukraine up

Transfers from Polish emigrants in Q1 2018 reached PLN 3.7 billion, while transfers from Poland to other countries amounted to PLN 3.4 billion, NBP stated. The majority of transfers to Poland originated in Germany (PLN 1.3 billion) and the UK (PLN 0.8 billion). Compared to Q1 2017, the value of tran...

Locked content ZUS: Ukrainians paying social insurance reach 345k in Q1

As many as 345k Ukrainians paid social security ZUS premiums at and-Q1, according to the social security board. It is a 29k q/q increase and 117k y/y growth. Out of that number, 182k Ukrainian nationals were employed with labor-law contracts which is a nearly 20k q/q growth and 65k y/y rise….

Locked content PKO holds over 100k accounts for foreign nationals

At the end of Q1 2018 Poland’s biggest lender PKO BP held 102,000 current accounts of foreign nationals living in Poland, 12,000 more than at the end of Q4 2017. The majority of the immigrants were from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, ISBnews reported citing the bank’s press office. PKO’s mobile app f...

Locked content New Beskydy Tunnel Doubles Rail Capacity to Europe

By Jack Laurenson, managing editor of the Ukraine Business Journal Kyiv – The Beskydy Rail Tunnel, connecting Ukrainian train lines with the European Union and eliminating troublesome bottlenecks, officially opens today, ministers have confirmed. For decades, the old one-track tunnel was a vital tra...