Monthly Archives: August 2010
Poland is doing reasonably well, with its economy continuing to grow during the global economic crisis thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of millions of small companies and sole proprietorships. But as one Polish business executive noted on Monday, most people outside Poland still think the country is as much of a backwater as it was when communism collapsed. Continue reading
Poland needs to stay committed in Afghanistan until the job there is done, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Reuters on the eve of a meeting with the new Polish president. Continue reading
As Poland marks the 30th anniversary of the Solidarity movement that tore a hole in the Iron Curtain and eventually helped topple the Berlin Wall, itâ€™s worth taking a look at how much the country has changed. Continue reading
I stopped on a recent night in front of the palace of the Polish president. I had no choice: The crowd stood so thick that I could not move. We were hemmed between the buildings on one side of the sidewalk and a police barrier on the other. The wide pavement between was obstructed by gawkers watching a strange performance: a weird seemingly incomprehensible little passion play of stereotyped figures. Continue reading
Poland’s top auditor says the country is behind on preparations to co-host the 2012 European Championship. Continue reading
“The decision has been made. LGE has picked Wroclaw,” spokeswoman Joanna Prasznic told AFP, referring to the southwestern Polish city which is already a hi-tech hub. Continue reading
Prime Minister Donald Tusk today had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Continue reading
London’s race to get ready for the 2012 Olympic Games may be the highest profile infrastructure project in Europe, but the largest is linked to another 2012 sporting event â€“ the European football championships being co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
One of the conditions for Poland getting the nod from UEFA, the European football association, was that it build four world class stadiums for the matches and, crucially, an improved transport network to ferry fans from city to city. The stadiums are well on the way to being completed, but there is a lot more trouble with modernising Poland’s dilapidated road network. Continue reading
PolishÂ industrial production growth stayed above 10 percent for a third straight month in July as export-oriented companies lead the countryâ€™s economic recovery.
Output expanded 10.3 percent from a year earlier after a revised 14.3 percent in June, the Central Statistical Office said today on its website. While the figure missed the 12.6 percent median estimate from 12 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, the slowdown was mainly due to fewer working days, saidÂ Monika Kurtek, an economist at Bank BPH in Warsaw. Continue reading