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    1. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2014

      The EU's expensive, empty airports

      An airport that loses €275 per passenger. A €16.5m runway that has never been used by the aircraft for which it was built....

    2. December 10, 2014

      CIA torture report provokes anti-US backlash

      Damning criticism by a US Senate committee on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture after the September 11...

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    1. Poland

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

      With economic growth of about 3 per cent a year, a stable government and a shrinking f...
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    1. December 8, 2014

      EU’s eastern members plot joint raid on €315bn Juncker fund

      Central European countries are planning to combine forces to target the EU’s proposed new €315bn investment fund to join up...

    2. November 27, 2014

      Ladybird struggles to lift off as prices fall

      The Biedronka discount store next to a coffee bar in Warsaw’s business district keeps a low profile. The name translates as...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Poles’ energy fears override green goals

      Recent events in Ukraine have led Poland to the conclusion that energy security is a more pressing concern than carbon...

    4. November 27, 2014

      Poland’s banks turn high tech

      At a discount grocery store in Warsaw, customers whip through the checkout, paying wirelessly by holding their credit cards...

    5. November 27, 2014

      Poland’s digital start-ups eye far shores

      The leafy Warsaw neighbourhood of Zoliborz – noted for its pleasant architecture – might not be the obvious place to look...

    6. November 27, 2014

      Office demand grows in Poland’s regions

      When pan-European developer Skanska sold a building in its Krakow office development Kapelanka 42 to a Polish investment...

    7. November 27, 2014

      Commitment to freedom, the EU and western values are behind Poles’ success

      I cannot help but be surprised when one of my European colleagues asks me how Poland’s revival in the past 25 years has come...

    8. November 27, 2014

      Kopacz faces tough year as elections loom

      Ewa Kopacz was smiling as she spoke to her party’s top officials after Poland’s local elections this month, but it was...

    9. November 27, 2014

      Exodus of youth ages Poland’s population

      Poland, a country of some 38.5m inhabitants, has enjoyed almost uninterrupted economic growth since the collapse of...

    10. November 27, 2014

      Shift from ‘imitator to innovator’ needed for Poland to join wealthy nations

      At the InterContinental hotel on Los Angeles’ Avenue of the Stars a clear sign of Poland’s economic self-confidence could be...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Outside forces likely to weigh on Poland

      This was going to be a memorable year for Poland even before its prime minister was named as the new president of the...

    12. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    13. November 25, 2014

      South African retailers strike $5.7bn deal

      Steinhoff International, South Africa’s biggest furniture company, has agreed to buy Pepkor, Africa’s largest retailer, in a...

    14. November 25, 2014

      Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

      Kingfisher, the world’s third largest DIY retailer which owns the UK’s B&Q chain, has seen weakening economic sentiment in...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    16. November 17, 2014

      Poland’s ruling party suffers election setback

      Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party has suffered its first electoral defeat for nine years, according to national exit...

    17. November 16, 2014

      Poland’s shale gas dreams put on hold

      Poland’s much-hyped shale gas boom could take as long as six more years to become commercially viable, as foreign oil and...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2014

      25 years after the Wall

      A story told in the Bank of England goes like this. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of Russian central...

    19. November 11, 2014

      Young rebels upset politics in central and eastern Europe

      Kacper Poblocki began his political journey five years ago protecting public parks in the Polish city of Poznan from being...

    20. November 6, 2014

      Putin’s defence of Soviet-Nazi pact ramps up security tensions

      Vladimir Putin has triggered fresh concerns over potential aggression towards Russia’s neighbours by defending a treaty the...

    21. November 5, 2014

      Polish vodka trouble gives Stock a headache

      No Polish home is complete without a bottle of Żołądkowa Gorzka, a herbal vodka traditionally used as an aperitif, but its...

    22. November 5, 2014

      Fall of Berlin Wall remains region’s best chance to heal wounds

      In his new book The Trouble with History, Adam Michnik, a courageous Polish dissident intellectual under communism, writes:...

    23. November 4, 2014

      Polish campaigners bite back at import ban on apples from Russia

      Russia’s ban on importing EU agricultural products will cause the loss of more than 300,000 tonnes of apples grown in...

    24. November 3, 2014

      Wrought iron gate with Nazi slogan stolen from Dachau

      A wrought iron gate with the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” has been stolen from the site of the Dachau concentration camp,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Polish QE?

      With the European Central Bank keeping everyone guessing on the prospect of Eurozone QE, uncertainties over exactly how...

    26. October 31, 2014

      Spies of Warsaw return as east-west tensions rise

      The winter snow has not yet started falling in Warsaw, but there is a distinct chill in the air around Poland’s intelligence...

    27. October 28, 2014

      Russian government behind cyber attacks, says security group

      Russian state-backed cyber spies are behind co-ordinated, sophisticated digital attacks in the past two years against...

    28. October 28, 2014

      Unicef criticises UK over child poverty

      The number of British children living in poverty has increased to more than one in four since the start of the recession,...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Guest post: panic and volatility offer opportunities for unconstrained investors

      By Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton A key dynamic that we have observed during 2013 and 2014 is periods of...

    30. October 27, 2014

      Ukraine, Russia and Europe’s bloody borders

      Somebody born in Lviv in 1914, who died in 1992 and never moved out of the city, would have lived in five different...

    31. Nick Butler

      October 27, 2014

      European energy policy – time to start again

        © Johner Images / Getty Images The deal reached at last week’s European summit on climate change will satisfy no one. The...

    32. October 26, 2014

      Grupa Azoty targets 10 deals in diversification drive

      Poland’s largest chemical company is to embark upon a global dealmaking spree, targeting as many as 10 acquisitions as it...

    33. October 24, 2014

      Ed Davey hails EU energy deal as blow to Vladimir Putin

      Britain’s energy secretary, Ed Davey, has hailed a European deal on climate change as a blow to Vladimir Putin that will...

    34. October 24, 2014

      A new Warsaw museum devoted to Jewish-Polish history

      At sites of atrocity, particles of desolation linger in the air for years like reproaches to mankind. Such a place, for more...

    35. October 24, 2014

      Poland’s emerging design industry – and the names to look out for

      Poland’s creative industry gathers pace If you think about the design masters of the past century, it is doubtful that a...

    36. October 24, 2014

      EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

      The EU has set the pace for a global climate agreement in Paris next year by overcoming resistance from eastern member...

    37. October 23, 2014

      Nato flexes muscles in Baltics amid Russian incursions

      In his first official trip as the new secretary-general general of Nato this month, Jens Stoltenberg chose to go to Poland....

    38. October 23, 2014

      Radoslaw Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine comments

      A diplomatic storm sparked by Poland’s former foreign minister has cast into confusion Warsaw’s approach to the crisis in...

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