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Abortion rights protests block city streets across Poland

26 Oct 2020

WARSAW Tens of thousands of Poles blocked city streets in cars, on bicycles and on foot on Monday on the fifth day of protests against a Constitutional Court ruling that amounts to a near-total ban on abortion in the predominantly Catholic country.

Abortion rights protests block city streets across Poland

26 Oct 2020

WARSAW, Oct 26 Thousands of Poles blocked city streets in cars, on bicycles and on foot on Monday on the fifth day of protests against a Constitutional Court ruling that amounts to a near-total ban on abortion in the predominantly Catholic nation.

Polish e-commerce company Allegro lights up Europe's IPO market

12 Oct 2020

WARSAW/GDANSK, Poland Shares in Polish e-commerce group Allegro leapt more than 60% on their debut on Monday, giving the company a market value of almost $19 billion in Europe's biggest initial public offering (IPO) so far this year.

Orange Polska, Cyfrowy Polsat kick off Polish infrastructure auctions -sources

01 Oct 2020

WARSAW/FRANKFURT, Oct 1 Orange Polska and Cyfrowy Polsat are launching auctions for Polish telecommunications infrastructure assets as they seek to free up cash for investment elsewhere, people close to the matter said.

Poland's ruling nationalists cement new coalition deal

26 Sep 2020

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalists signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, ending weeks of in-fighting in the three-party alliance over how it will govern over the next three years.

Iliad's shares fall after $4.2 billion bid for Polish telco Play

21 Sep 2020

PARIS/WARSAW Iliad's move to buy Polish mobile group Play in a $4.2 billion deal got a cool reception from investors on Monday as the French company already faces heavy investments in France and Italy.

Polish retailers seek profits closer to home as coronavirus bites

17 Sep 2020

WARSAW/PRAGUE Poland's big clothing and footwear retailers LPP and CCC are switching focus back to eastern Europe, sizing opportunities to add brick-and-mortar stores as international rivals concentrate on online sales during the pandemic.

Poland's finance ministry sees 2021 deficit at 82.3 billion zlotys

27 Aug 2020

WARSAW Poland's budget deficit is expected to come to 82.3 billion zlotys (16.73 billion pounds) next year, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as the country emerges from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Poland appoints new foreign and health ministers

20 Aug 2020

WARSAW Poland has appointed Zbigniew Rau, the chair of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, to the post of foreign minister, as Warsaw seeks to play a leading role in the EU response to a political crisis in neighbouring Belarus.

Startups in eastern Europe tap public money as private investors bail

31 Jul 2020

PRAGUE/WARSAW When altFINS' private backer pulled out of a financing deal in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Slovak blockchain startup had another option - publicly-funded venture firm Crowdberry.

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