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    Tax rise fails to daunt Stock Spirits

    The Polish government’s excise duty increase on strong alcohol and a weaker Czech koruna, led to a 10 per cent drop in...

  2. August 28, 2014

    Poland and Denmark in two-horse race for EU council presidency

    The contest for the final remaining top EU job has become a two-person race between the leaders of Poland and Denmark,...

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  1. Investing in Poland

    Poland’s government has acted to reverse sluggish growth. Although support has waned f...
  2. Poland

    Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed Poland but ...
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  1. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Polish PM Donald Tusk takes populist route to re-election

    Polish prime minister Donald Tusk outlined a ream of populist measures on Wednesday, starting a year-long election campaign...

  3. August 13, 2014

    Strong UK economy lures more migrants

    The number of eastern Europeans employed in Britain from countries such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania has increased by...

  4. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  5. August 7, 2014

    Ukraine PM’s office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia

    Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been...

  6. August 6, 2014

    Poland warns of Russia’s troop build-up on Ukraine border

    Poland’s prime minister has warned the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine has risen in the past few days, adding to fears...

  7. August 3, 2014

    Mid Europa raises €810m for fourth fund

    Mid Europa Partners, the largest private equity group in central and eastern Europe, has raised €810m for its fourth fund –...

  8. July 30, 2014

    Nato rediscovers its founding mission

    Not long ago Nato was beginning to look like a military alliance soon to be in search of a role. The withdrawal from...

  9. July 29, 2014

    Cost cutting pushes up profits at PZ Cussons

    Currency weakness wiped £12m off sterling profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather and St Tropez tanning lotion,...

  10. July 27, 2014

    Scots poll the Scots Poles

    Marta Moczkodan appeared slightly taken aback when a nationalist campaigner knocked on the door of her Edinburgh flat in...

  11. July 25, 2014

    Tax windfall of billions for European funds

    Investors in equity funds holding European shares are set to receive a major tax windfall of billions of pounds over the...

  12. July 24, 2014

    GSK investigating Syrian charges

    GlaxoSmithKline is investigating fresh allegations of corruption, this time in Syria, adding to a series of bribery claims...

  13. July 24, 2014

    SFO charges Alstom with corruption

    A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

  14. July 24, 2014

    Europe’s human rights court rules Poland allowed CIA to torture prisoners

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two suspected terrorists by allowing...

  15. July 22, 2014

    Row erupts over French warship ahead of European sanctions talks

    A dispute over two warships France is building for Russia is threatening to overshadow a high-stakes meeting of EU foreign...

  16. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  17. July 13, 2014

    Fresh fight breaks out over top EU roles

    A group of eastern European countries have launched an eleventh-hour bid to block Italy from being handed the post of the...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  19. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  20. July 9, 2014

    Shanghai’s youth are world’s most financially literate, says OECD

    Shanghai’s schoolchildren are right on the money. In the first ever international assessment of financial nous among the...

  21. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2014

    Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU gas...

  22. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  23. July 4, 2014

    ‘Warsaw Boy’, by Andrew Borowiec

    Warsaw Boy: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood, by Andrew Borowiec, Viking, RRP£16.99, 384 pages One of the many commemorations...

  24. July 4, 2014

    Poland’s central bank chief Marek Belka on crises and secret tapes

    It is a rainy, early weekday morning in Warsaw, but outside the downtown flat of Marek Belka, governor of Poland’s central...

  25. July 1, 2014

    Bilfinger warns shift to renewables will hit profits

    Bilfinger, the German industrial services group, says it will cut jobs and capacity because its profits will be hit by...

  26. June 25, 2014

    Tusk wins vote of confidence

    Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk’s government won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday, called in an effort to...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2014

    Poland: investors shrug off the scandal

    Scandal? What scandal? Despite the intrigue of wiretapped phone calls and behind-the-scenes skulduggery enveloping Poland’s...

  28. June 24, 2014

    A shadowy conspiracy that saps Poland’s strength

    Three weeks ago Poland proudly celebrated the 25th anniversary of its 1989 elections that marked a turning point in the cold...

  29. The World

    June 24, 2014

    Is Moscow behind the bugging of Poland's Sikorski?

    Leaked tapes of expletive-filled conversations involving senior Polish ministers are extremely embarrassing to the...

  30. June 23, 2014

    Polish ministerial ally of Cameron embarrasses PM on EU

    David Cameron’s problem in finding allies in Europe has been graphically summed up by Poland’s foreign minister, who claimed...

  31. June 23, 2014

    Poland’s political elite bitten by bugging scandal

    The venues are private rooms in two of Poland’s most exclusive eateries, popular with business people and politicians who...

  32. June 22, 2014

    Polish foreign minister caught up in taping scandal

    A scandal surrounding Poland’s government deepened on Sunday as new leaked tapes reportedly featured the country’s foreign...

  33. June 20, 2014

    ‘I drive from Poland to engrave the Wimbledon trophies’

    Most people’s years run from January to December but, ever since 1979, mine have revolved around Wimbledon. The middle...

  34. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Poland's “tape affair” has echoes of Italy

    Poland has made such impressive progress since the end of communism in 1989 that its political elite like to think of their...

  35. June 16, 2014

    Poland’s prime minister defends bank governor

    Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk on Monday resisted calls for his government to resign and said he saw no evidence of...

  36. June 6, 2014

    Reflections on the upheavals of 1989

    Twenty-five years ago this week, the world was shaken by two seismic political events. Separated by continents, they...

  37. The A-List

    June 5, 2014

    Nato must reassure its members in the east

    Earlier this week, Barack Obama travelled to Poland to reassure Nato, and particularly the newer members of the...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Guest post: Poland should be a source of inspiration

    By Marcin Piatkowski of the World Bank Today, Poland is celebrating the 25th anniversary of elections that ushered in a new...

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