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  1. October 28, 2013

    Tadeusz Mazowiecki, postwar Poland’s first non-communist leader

    Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the Catholic intellectual and dissident who led postwar Poland’s first non-communist government and...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2013

    Poland's finance ministers slug it out over pensions and public debt

    Fights between enemies are nothing unusual. It is battles between (former) friends that tend to be the most bitter, as is...

  1. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2012

    Euro CDS 2012: Czech vs Poland

    Balcerowicz: envious of the neighbours Poles have long held a fascination with the next-door Czechs as an exemplar of...

  2. beyondbrics

    January 16, 2012

    Balcerowicz: Poland's contstant economic thorn

    Leszek Balcerowicz isn’t in the habit of trowelling on the compliments, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when the former...

  3. June 29, 2011

    Optimism is keynote for nation

    Poland has enjoyed a recent run of good fortune, and the lucky streak still seems to have some legs left. The threat of...

  4. January 24, 2011

    Cautious Polish pension reform draws fire

    Poland’s government unveiled reforms to the pension system aimed at preventing public debt from rising to worrying levels,...

  5. November 22, 2010

    Shock therapy experts warn Poles on debt

    Below a neon screen at a bustling Warsaw junction, a 12-digit electronic counter ticks away – its last three figures...

  6. June 25, 2010

    Profile: ITI builds media empire on video cassettes and snack foods

    The ITI Group has been a roaring success story of Poland’s transition from communism to a democratic free market economy. It...

  7. February 9, 2010

    Dr Doom’s medicine is bad for Greece

    From Dr Liubomir K. Topaloff. Sir, Nouriel Roubini and Arnab Das must have confused the Comment pages of this newspaper with...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Find the right buyer for your newspaper Two astute...

  9. May 13, 2009

    This has not been a pure failure of markets

    Only the rulers of Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and some ideologues in the west condemn capitalism. Empirically minded people know...

  10. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2008

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, The fiscal cure may make the patient worse Leszek Balcerowicz, the...

  11. December 10, 2008

    The fiscal cure may make the patient worse

    As the financial crisis attacks the economy, there is growing pressure on governments around the world to introduce fiscal...

  12. May 2, 2008

    Biofuel is a triumph for the statists

    From Ms Ann Berg. Sir, As the biofuel debate continues, Leszek Balcerowicz's article on the dangers of statism ("Free...

  13. April 28, 2008

    Free marketeers must fend off the statists

    Nowadays, the necessity of further market reforms is rarely questioned. But why does this need even arise? It does so...

  14. November 30, 2007

    Key players in the Tusk government

    Waldemar Pawlak Donald Tusk is prime minister only thanks to the support of Waldemar Pawlak and his Peasants party. The...

  15. September 7, 2007

    Poland delays placing banks under authority

    The chairman of Poland’s new Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) says efforts by the government to delay placing banks...

  16. July 26, 2007

    Poland alters stance on euro

    Breaking with its tradition of strongly advocating Poland’s adoption of the euro, Poland’s central bank under its new...

  17. July 6, 2007

    The next head should come from 'New Europe'

    From Prof Lajos Bokros. Sir, As the top position at the International Monetary Fund is once again up for grabs I wish to...

  18. January 13, 2007

    Concern as Kaczynskis' trusted allies given top jobs

    The financial markets may not be impressed by the credentials of Slawomir Skrzypek, Poland's new central bank governor. But...

  19. January 11, 2007

    Poland names Skrzypek head of Central Bank

    Poland's new central bank governor, Slawomir Skrzypek, a close ally of president Lech Kaczynski, was confirmed by parliament...

  20. January 4, 2007

    Surprise choice for Polish central bank

    The nomination of Slawomir Skrzypek as Polish central bank governor has evoked surprise among economists concerned about his...

  21. January 4, 2007

    Polish central bank governor named

    Poland's president last night nominated the acting chief executive of the country's largest state-owned bank and a close...

  22. January 3, 2007

    Poland set to appoint bank governor

    The disarray over choosing a new Polish central bank governor will be settled by the end of this week, ending months of...

  23. December 16, 2006

    Nominee to head Polish bank resigns

    The nominee to become Poland's new central bank governor resigned only two days after being chosen by Lech Kaczynski, the...

  24. December 12, 2006

    Little-known economist to head Polish central bank

    Lech Kaczynski, Poland’s president, surprised financial markets on Tuesday evening when he nominated a little known...

  25. October 11, 2006

    Observer: The right man?

    Endorsements are usually designed to help the endorsee, but in the case of the search for a new Polish central bank...

  26. September 30, 2006

    Populism is harming east Europe says World Bank

    The rise of "populist forces" is hampering economic reform, complicating fiscal management and delaying the introduction of...

  27. September 23, 2006

    Law and Justice in scramble to form Polish coalition

    Poland's ruling Law and Justice party yesterday began trying to cobble together a new coalition amid growing signs that its...

  28. September 22, 2006

    Polish ruling party seeks new coalition

    Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party on Friday began trying to cobble together a new coalition government amid growing...

  29. September 15, 2006

    Brussels rebukes Warsaw over central bank

    The Polish government was on Thursday night handed a stinging rebuke for trying to curb the powers of the country's central...

  30. September 15, 2006

    Brussels rebukes Warsaw for move to curb powers of central bank

    The Polish government was last night handed a stinging rebuke for trying to curb the powers of the country's central bank,...

  31. September 14, 2006

    Poland rebuked over bid to curb central bank’s powers

    The Polish government was on Thursday night handed a stinging rebuke for trying to curb the powers of the country’s central...

  32. September 7, 2006

    Freedom of Polish bank at risk, says its chief

    Leszek Balcerowicz, president of the National Bank of Poland, says the central bank's independence is under threat from...

  33. July 28, 2006

    Poles will take liberal ideas home with them

    From Mr Pawel Lisiewicz. Sir, All that has been written on Polish issues recently ("Polish purge of pro-Europe officials...

  34. July 27, 2006

    Unified financial services supervisory agency

    The International Monetary Fund has warned Poland that plans for a unified financial services supervisory agency could...

  35. July 26, 2006

    IMF warns Poland over financial agency

    The International Monetary Fund has warned Poland that plans for a unified financial services supervisory agency could...

  36. July 22, 2006

    Warsaw central bank's role to be reduced

    Poland's parliament yesterday approved the establishment of a new financial super-regulator in a controversial move that...

  37. May 10, 2006

    Poland settles for marriage of convenience

    Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), which won last year's parliamentary elections by pledging to fight corruption...

  38. May 8, 2006

    Poland’s political marriage of convenience

    Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), which won last year’s parliamentary elections by pledging to fight corruption...

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