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In this section you can find selected articles in English.
The Ukrainian authorities are trying to create an image of a country of reforms and strong anti-corruption attitude. The well-known economist Arthur Laffer is going to help the government, because without reforms Ukraine...
In the countries of CSE region subsequent projects on construction of nuclear power plants have been unsuccessful. The question of the economic sense of their development in Poland recurs, including the on-going election...
Senate, the upper house of Polish parliament, voted to amend a bill on conversion of Swiss franc-denominated mortgages into zlotys so that costs are covered 50:50 by banks and mortgage holders. Banks gave a unanimous and...
In Poland political parties are bidding which one of them can promise the most on the eve of the elections. Meanwhile, in the Belarusian presidential campaign Alexander Lukashenka is distancing himself from populism.
Polish party leaders are forced by media to specify the costs of their election promises. A decade ago no one bothered. Polish democracy is maturing.
The Czech Republic and Hungary are ahead of Poland in terms of advancement in highway construction, whereas expressways are being built at a similar pace.
The effects of interest rates decrease, the reduction of interchange fees and other regulatory changes have already had a negative impact on the financial results of Polish banks.
According to official statistics, number of Russian poor people has reached 22 million. The percentage of Russians living below the poverty line is 15.9 per cent in Q1’2015.
It seems that Poland will change its government after parliamentary elections on October 25. Ruling Civic Platform may lose to Law and Justice, but it’s unlikely it will significantly change the Polish economy.
Polish policymakers have to face indirect costs of a healthcare system and implement reforms. But so far all arguments have been consistently ignored by the Ministry of Health officials, at least officially.