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Oct. 25 marked a year since Polandís conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party won parliamentary elections, beating the centrist Civic Platform (PO) and securing enough seats to form a majority government with Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the helm.
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Politics
Shaping the future of the European Union will be the main challenge for foreign policy in 2017, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said in his address to parliament on Thursday.
Business
Poland's GDP growth may get some 1 ppt contribution from investments co-financed by the EU in 2017, and at least 1.5 ppt annually in 2018 and 2019, deputy Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski told journalists on Thursday.
Society
The Polish government has gathered around 450 ha of land plots in 66 cities and towns for its housing program Mieszkanie+, which could give rise to 56,000 apartments, after Polish railways operator PKP handed over 250,000 hectares with potential for 40,000 apartments.
Business
The Polish bank sector swung to a fourth quarter net profit of LN 2.52 billion from prior year period losses, including a more than doubling of December profits to PLN 839 million, calculations against a fresh set of data from the market regulatory body KNF showed.
Business
Bank Pekao SA can increase retail loan origination to some PLN 15 billion in 2017, up from 14.6 billion in 2016, CEO Luigi Lovaglio said Thursday.
Business
Telco Orange Polska hopes its four-service offer 'Orange Love' will attract new clients and increase cross selling among current client base, CEO Jean-FranÁois Fallacher told a news conference.
Culture
A captivating exhibition at the Documentary and Feature Film Studios in Warsaw focuses on “The Silent Unseen,” an elite Polish paratroop unit trained in Britain during World War II and sent on missions to Nazi-occupied Poland.
Business
PGE, Poland's largest power producer and distributor, wants to group all of its co-generation assets in a new unit, the daily Parkiet reported. The process of spinning off the unit is to be launched shortly, may last until end-2018 and should not entail headcount reductions, the daily wrote.
Society
Poland's PM Beata Szydlo is clashing with Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz over the latter's protege, 27-year old Defense Ministry spokesperson Bartlomiej Misiewicz, known for a number of PR blunders, a ruling Law and Justice (PiS) politician who asked to remain anonymous told the daily Rzeczpospolita.
Politics
The visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw and her meeting with the leader of governing party Law and Justice (PiS) Jaroslaw Kaczynski yielded good results, both sides said of talks.
Society
The Polish government will increase spending on healthcare by 0.2% of GDP per year in order to reach the annual spending level of 6% of GDP in the year 2025, Health Minister Konstanty Radziwill told the daily Rzeczpospolita.
Business
Polish companies frequently exploit Ukrainian employees, the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna writes citing examples of work contracts it got access to.
Business
IT firm Comarch has presented an artificial intelligence bot for financial management at the Finovate conference.
Business
Arms producer PGZ will take over the ailing military shipyard in Gdynia, northern Poland, in an attempt to consolidate the country's shipyard business, the daily Rzeczpospolita reported.
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