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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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Politics
Donald Tusk, the European Council president, has been summoned to appear at the Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw on March 15 for questioning in a probe into cooperation of Poland’s Military Counterintelligence Service (SKW) with the Russian FSB.
Business
Poland could face problems related to insufficient power capacity in the system beyond 2020 and introducing a capacity market could be a long-term solution to the problem, power grid operator PSE head Eryk Klossowski told a news conference.
Business
Poland will most likely build a new central airport that would replace the Warsaw Okecie airport as country's central air transport hub, Puls Biznesu writes, adding the decision has full support from both ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki.
Business
Poland's foreign trade surplus measured by customs declarations hit EUR 462.0 million in the first month of 2017, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said.
Society
Poland will make a payment to individuals who agree to work at least two years beyond their legal retirement age equal to one half of the total taxes and premiums due for the period on the median income, sources say of tweaks to Poland's retirement age being considered by deputy PM Mateusz Mmorawiecki.
Business
Polish inflation will likely hold below the central bank's 2.5% central target through 2019, although a rise in food and fuel commodity prices has the likely path of inflation running higher than had been thought some four months ago, the latest update to the central bank's central macroeconomic projection shows.
Business
Russian Gazprom has made commitments concerning the Central and Eastern European natural gas market that cover the European Commission's earlier concerns, the commission said in a statement.
Politics
Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) has no scenario for Polexit, and the EU should be preserved as a whole, without multiple speeds, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told a news briefing on Monday.
Business
Natural gas giant PGNiG says no decisions have yet been made concerning its potential greater involvement in the merged state-controlled coal miners KHW and PGG, while power utility Energa declined to comment, PAP Polish news agency reported.
Business
Shareholders of listed pharmaceuticals group Pelion with over 50% voting rights will cooperate in the buyout of outstanding company shares and have secured bank financing for the process, Pelion said in a series of market filings Monday.
Business
Coking coal group JSW may decide to run a share issue in H2 but the issue remains open, acting CEO Daniel Ozon told Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily in an interview, when asked about the planned issue of at least PLN 500 million worth of shares.
Business
Insurance group Aviva is expecting a "high single-digit" financial results improvement in 2017, CEO of the group in Poland Adam Uszpolewicz told a news conference.
Business
Lender Alior Bank will focus on organic growth in its strategy for 2017-2020, but will adopt an opportunistic approach to takeover options, CEO Wojciech Sobieraj told a news conference.
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