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EXPO in Łódź: An opportunity for Poland and Central Europe
Łódź is a candidate to host Specialised EXPO 2022. It proposes the flagship event “City Re: Invented,” a newly created city. The theme of change of a post-industrial centre refers to the successful transformation of Poland and other countries of Central Europe, writes Adriana Skorupska in an analysis for the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
Poland: creative people, smart energy
The theme of the EXPO 2017 International Exposition, launched on 10 June, is "The Energy of the Future." Visitors to the Polish pavilion will visit a true forest where, alongside forest scents and bird singing, they will learn about innovative solutions in green energy, afforestation and urban regeneration.
A builder of bridges in America
Rudolf Modrzejewski's career across the Atlantic was certainly helped along by the fame and connections of his mother, a prominent actress, but also by the comprehensive engineering education he obtained at France’s leading university. He is known in the United States to this day as Ralph Modjeski.
With a Lion of Lehistan
On April 29, 1924, the Polish mark was replaced by the Polish zloty. This was one of the key reforms undertaken by the conservative cabinet of Prof. Władysław Grabski. Just before the 92nd anniversary of this reform, Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP - National Bank of Poland) introduced a new 500-zloty banknote. Apart from its aesthetic and technical qualities this work of art – which has already attracted international acclaim – also has important functional attributes: it is supposed to contribute to the undisturbed circulation of cash in Poland and reduce the cost of issuing money.
200 years since the establishment of Warsaw’s first stock exchange
Although the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) has been operating for 26 years, the Warsaw capital market has a tradition dating back to the Kingdom of Poland.
European Economic Congress kicks off in Poland
Entrepreneurs, EU officials and government ministers will debate key issues at the European Economic Congress. The event in Katowice is billed by its organisers as the most important business meeting in Central Europe.
Fashion Polish style
Fame, money, having your own TV programme. Hundreds of young people who dream of becoming designers see themselves posing for photographs in glossy celebrity news magazines or being presented on Paris catwalks. Such is the striking power of the myth of haute couture.
Economy continues to flourish
Until recently, economists have doubted the governmental forecast of GDP growing by 3.6 percent this year. Today, it seems underestimated.
Good Change in the economy
When a few days ago the rating agency Moody’s raised its growth forecast for Poland’s GDP from 2.9 per cent to 3.2 per cent, the Ministry of Finance commented that “although the revision is not substantial, it is definitely pointing in the right direction”.
The Visegrad Group as Europe’s start-up
"Ideas that change the world can be born anywhere," YouTube CEO Susan Wójcicki told the CEE Innovators Summit. Spoken by her, these words did not come across as banal because it was in her garage that Google was born. Much in the same way, Poland and Central and Eastern Europe could become the cradle of great innovations that touch the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
The World Bank commends Poland
The economic development of Poland has been a huge success in recent years, but further reforms are needed in order to meet citizens’ expectations of catching up with the rest of the European Union – this is the main conclusion of the World Bank report presented yesterday.