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  1. April 8, 2014

    Nato chief urges review of troop positions amid Russian threat

    Nato must review where in Europe it permanently positions its troops, the alliance’s chief said on Tuesday, in a sign the...

  2. March 7, 2014

    Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

    For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

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  1. Investing in Poland

    Poland’s government has acted to reverse sluggish growth. Although support has waned f...
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    Red tape dogs the increased utilisation of renewable energy sources in Europe...
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  1. February 20, 2014

    Ukraine holds a draw for ghoulish investors

    The most famous contrarian quote of all time was misattributed to Nathan Mayer Rothschild, founder of the London arm of the...

  2. February 19, 2014

    Ukraine is facing its most dangerous hour for many years

    The crisis in Ukraine appeared to be spinning out of control on Wednesday, leaving the former Soviet republic facing its...

  3. February 19, 2014

    EU leaders condemn Ukraine for violence

    Renewed clashes in Kiev European leaders raised the pressure on Viktor Yanukovich , Ukraine’s president, by calling for...

  4. February 19, 2014

    Ukraine protesters dig in fearing bigger crackdown

    Renewed clashes in Kiev Tens of thousands of protesters were digging in for further clashes with Ukrainian security forces...

  5. February 11, 2014

    Poland’s Sikorski urges Ukraine protesters to seek compromise

    Radoslaw Sikorski has some unexpected advice for the leaders of the anti-government protests that have roiled Ukraine for...

  6. January 8, 2014

    Call for Poles to boycott Tesco stores

    A senior Polish politician has called for a boycott of Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, amid anger at recent comments by...

  7. January 5, 2014

    Silesian push for autonomy tests Poland’s unity ahead of polls

    Jerzy Gorzelik carries a Polish passport, lives in Poland and speaks Polish to his wife and children, but ask him his...

  8. December 20, 2013

    EU says offer to Ukraine of integration pact remains on table

    European leaders insisted they would not engage in a bidding war with Russia over the future of Ukraine, saying their offer...

  9. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    Poland pension reform: not done yet

    Poland’s parliament may have rushed through a dramatic change to the country’s pension system in only four days last week,...

  10. November 25, 2013

    Rules snag Poland’s shale gas ambitions

    Poland has been pilloried for its overwhelming reliance on polluting coal and is still overwhelmingly dependent on Russia...

  11. November 25, 2013

    Poland’s road from coal destined to be long

    Less than six months before Poland hosted more than 10,000 delegates for the UN’s climate talks, Donald Tusk, the prime...

  12. November 24, 2013

    Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

    Poland’s government may have seen it through two economic crises in the past five years, but people have become jaded with...

  13. November 24, 2013

    Power generation: High employment costs hamper industry restructuring and renewal

    Nine hundred metres below ground, an automated plough is crunching its way horizontally across a coal seam at Poland’s...

  14. November 24, 2013

    Polish economy set to resume fast growth

    Most of Europe has spent the past five years swinging in and out of recession, as waves of troubles have buffeted the...

  15. November 24, 2013

    Polish fund spurs infrastructure

    A ring on the bell brings a rustle on the other side of the door, which is opened by Mariusz Grendowicz, the president of...

  16. November 20, 2013

    Tusk drops Rostowski from Polish cabinet in bid to revive support

    Jacek Rostowski, the London-born economist who helped lead Poland through two economic crises in a turbulent six years as...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    Poland: Szczurek takes charge at finance ministry

    If Poland had a public face over the last six years, it was that of Jacek Rostowski, the occasionally acerbic British-born...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, Cardiff took a shot at explaining the EM flow turnaround and, ultimately, the point is simply that...

  19. November 19, 2013

    PGE chief steps down over ‘management changes’

    Shares in Polska Grupa Energetyczna fell sharply on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning after Krzysztof Kilian, the...

  20. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    CEE: GDP figures confirm strong rebound

    Maybe it’s time to start preparing for a return wave of CEE migrants from western Europe, as Thursday’s flash GDP third...

  21. October 21, 2013

    Solidarity eyes challenge to Poland’s leadership

    Poland’s Solidarity labour union is now just a shadow of the force that helped bring down European communism a quarter...

  22. October 2, 2013

    Pension funds plan Poland bonds fight

    Privately managed pension funds operating in Poland are considering legal action and a complaint to the European Commission...

  23. September 17, 2013

    Poland sees uptick in economy as spectre of recession fades

    A market selling homewares not far from the centre of Warsaw has felt the pain of the unexpectedly sharp slowdown in Poland....

  24. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Poland: Tusk's message of optimism falls on deaf ears

    Polish premier Donald Tusk recently announced that Poland’s economic slump was over and predicted a return to faster growth,...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2013

    Poland: markets tumble on pension reform

    The Warsaw Stock Exchange was the worst performer in the world on Thursday, the result of dramatic changes to the country’s...

  26. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2013

    Poland overhauls pension funds to clear public debt

    With its back pressed against the fiscal wall by an unexpectedly sharp economic slowdown, Poland’s government on Wednesday...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2013

    Poland's Tusk: "no stagnation, no recession"

    Poland’s economic slump is over – that’s the word from Donald Tusk on Tuesday at an annual economic forum in the Polish...

  28. August 26, 2013

    Poland premier Donald Tusk slips up in party leadership poll

    An attempt by Donald Tusk to strengthen his position at the head of Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party has backfired,...

  29. July 17, 2013

    Poland’s opposition stages a comeback raising EU concerns

    The nationalist Law and Justice party of Poland’s combative former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski is making a comeback in...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    Poland suspends its budget law in favour of fiscal stimulus

    Buffeted by a slowing economy, Poland’s government on Tuesday said it would allow its budget deficit to rise sharply and...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    Poland: animal rights win over jobs and exports

    Can jobs and exports be weighed against the right of animals to a quick and clean death? That was the debate in the Polish...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2013

    Poland's PGE bounced into mega power project

    Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, said on Thursday his government would go ahead after all with a plan to create the...

  33. June 5, 2013

    Poland pledges to combat barriers undermining its shale industry

    Poland’s government is trying to keep the development of a significant gas and oil industry on track after several US energy...

  34. June 3, 2013

    Shale gas: Battle rages over fracking as reserves sought

    The German brewing industry has become the latest lobby group to set its face against the expansion of hydraulic fracturing...

  35. May 22, 2013

    Comment: Poland, firm believer in Europe membership, puts eggs in EU basket

    EU membership has been a huge success for Poland. Its significance has been transformational, anchoring the country’s...

  36. May 22, 2013

    Polish renewables: Investors await legislation details to see which way the wind blows

    Growth in Poland’s booming wind energy industry is expected to slow this year, as developers hold off on investment...

  37. May 22, 2013

    Politics: Unpalatable rivals prove to be Tusk’s biggest assets

    In recent weeks Donald Tusk has fired two important ministers, become embroiled in a fight with his junior coalition...

  38. May 22, 2013

    Poland’s sluggish economy demands bold reform

    Four years ago, the Polish government held triumphant press conferences showing a map of Europe as a sea of red with only...

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