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European Union leaders on March 9 reappointed Donald Tusk as president of the European Council for another term of office despite strong opposition from the Euroskeptic government of his native Poland.
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Society
There is a chance that PM Beata Szydło will return to her duties on Monday following her Friday car accident, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) deputy Jaroslaw Sellin said on Sunday citing a source from PM’s inner circle.
Business
Polish CFH mortgage borrowers should seek j solutions in courts, as the government cannot accept systemic solutions that would hurt banks and, hence, all the Poles, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in an interview for public radio broadcaster Jedynka.
Business
The National Bank of Poland (NBP) introduced to circulation a new, PLN 500 banknote on Friday.
Politics
Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) enjoyed a three-point month on month increase in voter support to 40% in February and managed to extend its lead over the main opposition party, centrist Civic Platform (PO), to 23 pps, a survey by CBOS pollster showed.
Business
The Polish government cut its planned indexation rate for pensions and benefits in 2017 to 0.44% from an original offer of 0.73%, while keeping the minimum hike at no lower than PLN 10, the Labor Ministry said on Friday.
Culture
A new online exhibition at the Google Cultural Institute internet platform recounts the remarkable story of Polish refugees who made their way to India during World War II.
Business
Polish banks suffered a 57% year on year decline in adjusted December profits, the central bank said in a report.
Business
Poland's Monetary Policy Council is expected to change its bias in the course of 2017, as the panel will have to adjust to a higher than expected spike in inflation, but rates will remain on hold throughout 2017, bank PKO BP economists wrote in their quarterly report.
Society
Poland will hike wages of police officers, fire fighters, border guards and BOR government security officers, some 180,000 persons in total, by an average of PLN 250, Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday.
Business
State-controlled insurer PZU can take a break from aggressive M&A pursuits to focus near-term on integrating its recently expanding empire, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance Mateusz Morawiecki said.
Business
Fuel firm Lotos plans to focus its investment effort in upstream, with an eye on Norwegian and British assets, and wants to move fast to take advantage of still depressed prices of crude oil, CEO Marcin Jastrzebski said.
Society
Power group Energa appointed Daniel Obajtek as its new CEO, Jacek Koscielniak as CFO and Alicja Barbara Klimiuk as COO, the firm said in a market filing.
Business
A Polish consortium of power firms is likely to secure a deal for purchase of the Polish generation assets of EdF sometime in the beginning of the second quarter, deputy Minister of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski told reporters.
Society
Two Warsaw restaurants Bubbles and Akademia will celebrate Valentine’s Day with special menus.
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