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    1. June 3, 2014

      Warsaw aims to become a regional financial hub

      In late 1989, Poland’s new finance minister Leszek Balcerowicz and his team of young economists faced the gargantuan task of...

    2. June 3, 2014

      Innovation and technology are foundations of Poland’s economic progress

      A laptop sits in the middle of Adam Krzanowski’s desk. With a few keystrokes the Krakow-based furniture tycoon can track...

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    1. Poland

      Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed Poland but ...
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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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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