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Salary law will damage central bank, Polish rate-setter says

Feb 20 2019

WARSAW, Feb 20 Legislation to make public the salary details of Polish central bank employees will damage the central bank, a bank policy-maker told Reuters.

Polish PM wins confidence vote ahead of 2019 election

Dec 12 2018

WARSAW Poland's government of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday ahead of elections next year in which it hopes to strengthen its support base dented by a corruption scandal.

Poland reverses Supreme Court law changes after EU ruling

Nov 21 2018

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) rushed a legislative amendment through parliament on Wednesday reversing changes it had made at the Supreme Court that the European Union had condemned as undemocratic.

Poland's eurosceptic leaders, far right mark independence centenary at mass march

Nov 11 2018

WARSAW Poland's eurosceptic leaders marked a century of national independence on Sunday as more than 200,000 people marched through the capital in a parade involving far-right groups and neo-fascist activists from Italy.

Defiant Kaczynski says Poland must avoid EU's 'social diseases'

Sep 02 2018

WARSAW Poland belongs in the European Union but should be careful not to be "infected by social diseases" that dominate the bloc, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Sunday.

Poland's biggest builder calls on government to address labour shortage

Jun 04 2018

WARSAW, June 4 Poland's construction industry needs an extra 100,000 workers to handle a surge in public sector projects and save more companies from bankruptcy, the head of the country's biggest builder told Reuters.

'Safe haven' Poland to enjoy stable rates until at least 2019: central bank head

May 16 2018

WARSAW Polish interest rates are likely to remain on hold until the end of 2019 and possibly longer as the country enjoys moderate inflation and can be seen as a safe haven amid global turbulence, central bank Governor Adam Glapinski said.

Polish MPC to discuss future potential unconventional tools to support economy - rate-setter

Apr 18 2018

WARSAW Since inflation is not currently a threat for Poland, the Monetary Policy Council (MPC) may focus its discussions on supporting economic growth by cutting rates or introducing unconventional tools in the future, MPC member Jerzy Kropiwnicki said.

Poland's ruling party promises lavish spending as ratings bite

Apr 16 2018

WARSAW Poland ruling conservatives has promised tax breaks for small companies and big spending on children, the elderly and infrastructure, as the party readies for a series of elections amid sliding support.

Merkel to push for EU unity on delicate Poland trip

Mar 18 2018

BERLIN/WARSAW German Chancellor Angela Merkel will emphasise bilateral ties and the need for European unity when she meets with top Polish officials, amid ongoing differences between the allies over Polish judicial reforms, migration and a new gas pipeline.

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Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.