PKO Bank Polski agrees to buy Raiffeisen unit
WARSAW--PKO Bank Polski SA (PKO.WA), Poland's
largest bank by assets, agreed to buy 100% of shares in the Polish leasing unit of Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI.VI), the bank said in a statement late Wednesday. PKO will buy the ...
Kino Polska TV, PIKSEL launch Zoom TV DTT channel in Poland
- Rapid TV News
Debuting as a linear channel on the Polish DTT network on 25 October, Poland
Zoom TV is broadcast by Cable Television Networks & Partners whose shareholders are Kino Polska TV SA Group and PIKSEL Foundation established by PIKE, the Polish ...
CNH acquires Kongskilde hay and forage business
- Farm Futures
Case New Holland Industrial has purchased the grass and soil business of Kongskilde Industries, which has operations in Poland
, Sweden and North America. Kongskilde develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the tillage ...
Poland - Factors to Watch Nov 3
Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's
financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland
: GMT + 1 hour):. ING BANK SLASKI. Polish unit of ING, ING Bank Slaski, said on Thursday its net profit in the ...
Poland's John Hirschbeck retires after thriller
- Youngstown Vindicator
Wednesday's World Series Game 7 — a Chicago Cubs 8-7 win in 10 innings — was the final game of Hirschbeck's 34 years as a Major League umpire. Hirschbck, the series crew chief, was at second base when the Cubs ended their historic drought.
Russians unfazed by Kremlin's saber-rattling
- The Japan Times
NATO held a high-profile summit in nearby Poland
in July, and the Western alliance's troops are building up positions in Poland
, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as tensions with Russia escalate. The United States is sending 1,000 troops to Poland
ORPEA: Strong Revenue Growth in Q3 2016: up 16.8% at €724.6 Million
- Business Wire (press release)
SeneCura in Austria has been consolidated since 1 April 2015, Celenus Kliniken in Germany, since 1 July 2015, Residenz Gruppe Bremen in Germany since 1 October 2015, Medi-System in Poland
and Vitalis in Germany since 1 January 2016, and Sanyres ...
The long shadow of 1989
- Financial Times
Over in Poland
, the velvet transition from communism left the Solidarity official Jaroslaw Kaczynski so disappointed that he began his long battle to complete the revolution. Today, these four people lead their countries. Merkel, Putin and Orbán have ...
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Poland (Polish: Polska [ˈpɔlska]), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska, listen ), is a country in Central Europe, situated between the Baltic Sea in the north and two mountain ranges (the Sudetes and Carpathian Mountains) in the south. Bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the 8th most populous country in Europe and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, as well as the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions and its capital and largest city is Warsaw. Other metropolises include Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk and Szczecin. The country's largest agglomeration is the Silesian Metropolis.The establishment of a Polish state can be traced back to 966, when Mieszko I, ruler of a territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland, converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a longstanding political association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by signing the Union of Lublin. This union formed the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous countries of 16th and 17th century Europe. The Commonwealth ceased to exist in the years 1772–95, when its territory was partitioned among Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austria. Poland regained its independence (as the Second Polish Republic) at the end of World War I, in 1918.In September 1939, World War II started with the invasions of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (as part of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact). More than six million Polish citizens died in the war. The borders of Poland were shifted westwards according to the Potsdam Conference in the aftermath of World War II. After the war, with the backing of the Soviet Union, a communist puppet government was formed, and after a falsified referendum in 1946, it took control of the country—turing Poland into a satellite state of the Soviet Union (as the People's Republic of Poland). During the Revolutions of 1989 Poland's Communist government was overthrown and Poland adopted a new constitution establishing itself as a democracy. Despite the large number of casualties and destruction the country experienced during World War II, the country managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage and 54 Historical Monuments and many objects of cultural heritage in Poland.Since the beginning of the transition to a primarily market-based economy that took place in the early 1990s, Poland has achieved a "very high" ranking on the Human Development Index, as well as gradually improving economic freedom. Poland is a democratic country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life and a very high standard of living. Moreover, the country is visited by nearly 16 million tourists every year (2013), which makes it one of the most visited countries in the world. Poland is the eighth largest economy in the European Union and among the fastest growing European economies. Furthermore, according to the Global Peace Index for 2014, Poland is one of the safest countries in the world to live in.