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Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court 20 April 2018, 00:14 CET
Increasing logging operations in Poland's Białowieza Forest nature reserve infringed EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in a final judgement.

Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law' 21 February 2018, 22:55 CET
It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. The Court's final judgement is due in March.

EU begins action against Poland over independence of judiciary 24 December 2017, 12:57 CET
Despite repeated efforts to engage with Polish authorities over judicial independence, the European Commission concluded Wednesday that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

Rule of Law in Poland - background guide 20 December 2017, 17:31 CET
Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day 22 November 2017, 00:01 CET
Poland will have to pay a EUR 100,000 penalty per day if it continues banned logging activities in the EU-protected Bialowieza Forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, the EU's top court has ruled.

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET
Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET
An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

EU launches legal action against Poland over new law 01 August 2017, 12:08 CET
The European Union launched legal action against Poland Saturday following the publication in the Polish Official Journal of a new law it has warned threatens the independence of the judiciary..

EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law 26 July 2017, 18:42 CET
The European Commission substantiated its grave concerns on a planned reform of the judiciary in Poland Wednesday in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.

EU warns Poland over independence of judiciary 20 July 2017, 23:44 CET
The European Commission expressed grave concern Wednesday about the clear risks for the independence of the judiciary in Poland and urges the Polish Government to put its new laws on hold

Brussels OKs Polish energy production scheme 28 September 2016, 20:40 CET
A Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generators of heat and power complies with EU state aid rules, the EU Commission found Wednesday, since it furthers efficient energy production.

Polish retail tax comes under Brussels scrutiny 20 September 2016, 23:44 CET
The EU Commission opened an in-depth probe into a Polish tax on the retail sector Tuesday, concerned that the progressive rates based on turnover give companies with low turnover an unfair advantage.

Systemic threat to rule of law in Poland, says EC 04 August 2016, 23:41 CET
There is a 'systemic threat' to the rule of law in Poland, the European Commission said as it sent the country recommendations over the independence of the country's judiciary.

EU warns Poland on rule of law 02 June 2016, 01:43 CET
The European Commission warned Poland on Wednesday of a "systemic risk to the rule of law" in a first step setting out the EU's concerns on various constitutional issues.

Poland taken to EU Court of Justice over biofuel restrictions 26 May 2016, 19:23 CET
Poland is being referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw materials for biofuel, the Commission said Thursday.

EU finance for new express roads in Poland to overcome bottlenecks in trans-European infrastructure 17 March 2016, 15:46 CET
The European Commission approved on 17 March ten major projects worth EUR 3.3 billion for the construction of approximately 330km of new express roads in Poland. The projects will receive contributions from the Cohesion Fund of EUR 1.2 billion and EUR 493 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania 15 October 2015, 13:54 CET
An agreement on the first pipeline connecting Poland and Lithuania was signed on 15 October by the European Commission and the Baltic states. The first gas interconnector between Poland and Lithuania will end the long lasting isolation of the Baltic Sea region and bring the energy needed for a new economic dynamism to the region.

Jewish life in Poland: Achievements, challenges and priorities since the collapse of communism 28 October 2014, 10:53 CET
A detailed look at Jewish life in Poland based on interviews with a broad range of Polish Jewish leaders. It highlights the 'multiplier effect' of Jewish heritage programming, and explores the impact of the post-communist Jewish revival on Polish society as a whole. Part of a four-paper series looking at Jewish life in east-central Europe since the collapse of communism, the authors of the Poland report testify to the rebirth of a small community that has a disproportionate impact on world Jewry, not least because of the importance of Polish Jewish history and heritage. The research was conducted by local experts working in partnership with JPR, and was funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. A Polish language version is also available.

Poland: country overview 29 January 2017, 23:44 CET
Poland joined the European Union in 2004. Labour turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the Communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland has transformed itself into a democratic, market-oriented country. The most important sectors of Poland's economy in 2015 were Industry (26.1 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (25.4 %), and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.7 %). Poland's main export partners are Germany, UK and the Czech Republic while its main import partners are Germany, Russia and China.

Doing business in Poland: Staff welfare 03 April 2012, 12:04 CET
This guide outlines the social rules in Poland and the legislation that regulates workers' rights and employers' obligations.

Doing business in Poland: Sustainability 03 April 2012, 12:05 CET
According to the Polish Constitution, the state has to protect the environment, guided by the principle of sustainable development. In order to contribute to this goal, businesses have to comply by certain sustainability standards.

Doing business in Poland: Environmental rules 30 March 2012, 11:28 CET
This guide outlines the main legislation in Poland that guides the adherence of businesses to environmental regulations.

Commission decision against Telekomunikacja Polska 22 June 2011, 20:30 CET
The European Commission has imposed a fine of €127 554 194 on telecoms operator Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (TP) for abusing its dominant position in Poland in breach of EU antitrust rules (Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU). As a dominant company TP is under an obligation to allow remunerated access to its network and wholesale broadband services in order to allow the effective entry of alternative operators on downstream telecoms markets. But it consistently refused to do so or made it difficult for more than four years.

EU asks Poland to comply with rules on flood prevention 14 July 2010, 18:31 CET
The European Commission asks Poland to comply with EU environmental legislation in the area of flood prevention and risk management.

Poland must stop violating EU rules on internal gas market: EU 14 July 2010, 18:31 CET
The European Commission has sent a request to Poland to stop the violations of the EU rules creating a Single Market for gas after Poland imposed an obligation on gas importers to store a certain percentage of gas in the country.