Poland’s unemployment rate falls 0.3pp y/y to 5.8% in July, government estimates

bne IntelliNews August 4, 2021

Month-on-month, the unemployment rate fell 0.1pp.

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Timanovskaya receives a Polish humanitarian visa

bne IntelliNews August 3, 2021

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya has received a humanitarian visa to enter Poland after she refused to be forcibly returned home to Minsk by government officials after she publically criticised her coaches on social media at the week

VISEGRAD BLOG: The EU finally gets tough with Hungary and Poland

Robert Anderson in Prague July 29, 2021

The Commission now has the tools and the evidence to confront Poland and Hungary; the question therefore is whether it will stand firm this time.

bneGREEN: EU takes carbon pricing initiative with CBAM

bne IntelliNews July 27, 2021

The EU on 14 July unveiled the details of its proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, which aims to protect EU CO2 emitters from carbon leakage by making exporters to the EU market pay for the CO2 they produce.

Polish retail sales ease growth to 8.6% y/y in June

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 22, 2021

Household consumption set to be one of the main drivers of Poland’s economic growth in 2021.

bneGREEN: Global investors turn to green energy and away from fossil fuels

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh July 21, 2021

The world’s largest global debt and equity investors are continuing to invest in renewable energy despite the pandemic, driven by the wealth of investment opportunities, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said.

Poland’s industrial production eases growth in June

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 21, 2021

Poland’s industrial production growth expanded 18.4% year-on-year at constant prices in June, after jumping 29.8% y/y the preceding month.

CEE dealmaking back at pre-COVID levels in H1, says Mergermarket

bne IntelliNews July 19, 2021

The first half was particularly strong in the mid-market and smaller-ticket segment.

Polish CPI growth eases to 4.4% y/y in June

by Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 16, 2021

June expansion extends the period of ongoing high inflationary pressure in Poland.

Poland digs its heels ever deeper in the row over judiciary

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 15, 2021

Poland’s government-controlled Constitutional Tribunal ruled on July 14 that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has no authority over domestic regulations concerning the judiciary.

bneGREEN: EU carbon pricing set for radical reforms

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh July 13, 2021

The European Commission is to publish legislation on July 14 that will detail the EU’s plans, dubbed “Fit for 55,” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030 as part of wider reforms to European energy and climate laws.

bneGREEN: CEE surfs the green bond wave

Robert Anderson, and bne IntelliNews reporters July 9, 2021

Issuance has been impressive but in some countries green bonds are still to get off the ground, while in others there is a shortage of high-yield, local currency or 'dark green' issues.

wiiw raises its GDP forecast for 20 out of 23 countries in CEE

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2021

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies has raised its GDP growth forecasts for 20 out of 23 countries in Central and Eastern Europe as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic starts to recede.

bneGREEN: What is green?

bne IntelliNews July 6, 2021

Defining green energy and indeed green investments is not an exact science, Determining just how green each of the various energy sources are gets complicated once you start digging into the details.

Poland’s unemployment at 6% in June, government estimates

bne IntelliNews July 6, 2021

Poland’s unemployment rate eased growth further in June, inching up 0.1pp y/y to 6%, the Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology said in a preliminary estimate on July 6.

FSUOGM: Gazprom sends record volumes to Europe

bne IntelliNews July 6, 2021

Russia’s Gazprom exported record volumes of gas to Europe during the first half of the year, despite recent claims in the press that the company has been withholding supply to jack up prices.

Donald Tusk announces return to Polish politics

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 5, 2021

Tusk’s return is seen as a glimmer of hope for Poland’s biggest opposition party, Civic Platform, just over two years before the next general election.

Radical rightwing parties sign eurosceptic declaration

bne IntelliNews July 5, 2021

The declaration marks another building block in the attempt to create a strong radical rightwing grouping in the European Parliament.

ING: Polish PMI hits record high as output and orders improve

Rafal Benecki is the chief economist for Poland at ING and Piotr Poplawski is the senior economist July 2, 2021

Poland's PMI climbs to 59.4, a new historic high, from 57.2 the previous month, smashing the consensus figure of 57.

Poland kicks off COVID-19 vaccination lottery

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 2, 2021

Prizes of up to PLN1mn are designed to boost vaccination numbers, which are still at only 35% of the population.