In this report

Poland’s government has acted to reverse sluggish growth. Although support has waned for prime minister Donald Tusk, a vehicle for infrastructure investment is getting off the ground and export sectors from furniture to French fries have recorded successes and the real estate market is picking up

Bruised economy plots return to fast track

The government has acted swiftly to reverse sluggish growth, though support has waned for prime minister Donald Tusk

Fund aims to spur infrastructure projects

Development investment vehicle gets off to slow start

Pension reform plays out in portfolios

The transfer of bonds may affect demand in the future

French fries producer stimulates growth of domestic farmers

The Baltic appeals to potato processors

Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

Outcome of 2015’s ballot is not a foregone conclusion, says a senior advisor of the prime minister

Ikea store. Brent Park, North Circular Road

Export markets: Foreign investors find tidy sum hidden down back of the sofa

The manufacture of furniture is now a big business

Polish power: Crisis puts coal on top of the heap

Utilities need incentives to replace ageing generating facilities

coal-processing factory

Power generation: High employment costs hamper industry restructuring and renewal

Poland is Europe’s largest coal producer but output has been steadily declining

Global property investors seek to build on Poland’s reputation for stability

The growing interest has reinvigorated activity


Reasons for optimism and gloom

Despite threats facing the country, it goes into a difficult period with some strengths and a very remote chance of recession, says Jan Cienski

Interview: Finance minister justifies upbeat assessment

Jacek Rostowski tells Jan Cienski how deregulation coupled with infrastructure and deficit improvements counter concerns on growth

Back office investment: Outsourcing gives a boost to jobs growth

European location works to advantage, writes Jan Cienski

Deregulation: Government starts to untangle red tape to attract investors

Administration costs an unnecessary €15bn a year, says Jan Cienski

Banking: Eurozone crisis sets a stiff test for the defences of a solid sector

A tougher period is looming after years of steady profit – but there is no shortage of hope in the sector, writes Jan Cienski

Energy: ExxonMobil departure unsettles outlook for shale gas exploration

Uncertain prospects and bureaucracy are hampering progress, says Adam Easton

Border ties: Port access highlights hope for better trade link with Russia

Frosty relations with Moscow may thaw as partnerships form, says Jan Cienski

Outward investment: Maturity sets wider horizon for companies

After some harsh early lessons, groups are starting to make profitable moves, reports Jan Cienski

Medical care: Private equity seizes a healthy opportunity

A fragmented sector in need of a cure, as illustrated by several recent hospital deals, reports Liam Nolan

The east: Image and reality combine to hamper progress for the ‘B team’

A new airport at Lublin is expected to unlock the potential of a neglected region, says Adam Easton

US move keeps PZL on an upward path

Janusz Zakrecki, CEO of PZL Mielec, maps out future in an interview with Andrew Kureth