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    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,...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. The A-List

    June 4, 2014

    Poland’s return to Europe: lessons for Ukraine, Russia and the west

    World leaders gather in Warsaw today to celebrate Poland’s return to democracy 25 years ago on this day, and the country’s...

  30. June 3, 2014

    Poland’s post-communist success only part of the region’s story

    The first cracks in the Berlin Wall appeared 25 years ago on Wednesday. After strikes in 1988, Poland’s communist leadership...

  31. June 3, 2014

    Poland’s democratic stability breeds voter disillusionment

    Poland is heading into 18 months of campaigning, at the end of which the governing centre-right coalition, led by prime...

  32. 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...

  33. June 3, 2014

    Tomasz Czechowicz, Polish entrepreneur, sets the standard for prosperity

    If Poland’s transformation had a face, then Tomasz Czechowicz’s would be it. Mr Czechowicz, 43, has tracked Poland’s rise...

  34. June 3, 2014

    Poland’s ‘shock therapy’ creates lasting entrepreneurial state of mind

    Chronically bare shop shelves, unproductive factories and a country deep in debt: Poland’s economy was teetering on the...

  35. 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...

  36. June 3, 2014

    Beer sales in Poland soar in multinational SABMiller expansion drive

    In the dying days of the Polish People’s Republic the country’s brewing industry found itself in a fragmented state....

  37. June 3, 2014

    EU membership yields a bumper harvest for Polish farmers

    When I first met Polish apple farmer Marcin Hermanowicz 10 years ago on the eve of the country joining the EU he told me he...

  38. June 3, 2014

    Balcerowicz: Poland must stick to winning formula

    Elections on June 4 1989 won by Solidarity paved the way to a radical economic and political transition in Poland. Other...

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