A liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and a planned pipeline from Poland’s northern coast to Norway would make Poland less reliant on Russian supplies, government and utility leaders said on March 21st.
The Lithuanian and Japanese governments have signed a memorandum of co-operation on nuclear energy matters, meanwhile Estonian government signed a deal with Russian Gazprom.
The governing Law and Justice (PiS) is weighing up legislation that could swing Poland’s energy mix in the direction of coal, shale and possibly biomass.
Lukoil, Russia’s largest private oil company, will sell 230 petrol stations in Poland and the CEE region.
Czech energy company ČEZ has submitted a non-binding offer to buy Swedish Vattenfall’s German brown coal and hydroelectric activities.
Poland is the best in the region in terms of finalized transactions in commercial real estate.
Belarus has announced public sales and tenders for shares in 60 state-owned companies in 2016.
Serbia is facing a long-term shortage of health professionals, as doctors and nurses leave the country in pursuit of better prospects.
Kompania Węglowa, which was on the brink of bankruptcy, is in talks with trade unions over wage cuts
But at the same time NBS again lowered its inflation predictions, pointing to lower oil prices and slower price growth in the services sector.