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The European Commission has made plans to attend the EU Court of Justice against Poland on the claim that the Polish government did not implement the EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles.1 There have been concerns about how Poland implements the required recycling and collection systems.2 The European Commission is concerned about the amount of waste that Poland is generating with their old vehicles.3 Another legal dispute that Poland is embroiled in is their recently amended fracking laws that allow the excavation of shale gas up to 5,000 feet, which is a direct violation of EU laws.4

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1 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1148_en.htm
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4http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/08/01/eu-threatens-poland-with-environmental-court-action-over-fracking-defiance/
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DefenseNews.com 
"We can develop this branch only in cooperation, also with Poland. I cannot rule out that European and Northern American companies will join this [project],” Kubiv said. "Taking part in modernizing aircraft and helicopters on the global markets is one ... See more..
Military.com 
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, left, commander of U.S. Army Europe, confers with Polish Maj. Gen. Jan Sliwka during a visit to Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, ... See more..
Washington Post 
On May 1, 2004, Poland, Hungary and six other former communist countries joined the European Union. Citizens of the new member states marked the occasion with celebrations. I remember vividly how the Polish delegation to the E.U. threw a wonderful ... See more..
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Daily Mail 
Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 2 hours):. PKN. Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen PKN.WA said on Thursday that its first-quarter net ... See more..
Yahoo Finance 
WARSAW, April 27 (Reuters) - Poland has signed an agreement to receive its first liquefied natural gas supplies (LNG) from the U.S., Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday. "Yes, this is a very important agreement, favourable in ... See more..
Fox News 
WARSAW, Poland – An opinion poll shows that support for Poland's ruling conservative party is now about even with that of the main opposition party. Until recently, the ruling Law and Justice party had a significant edge over the pro-European Civic ... See more..
Washington Post 
WARSAW, Poland — Officials say that 27 Polish police officers have been hurt — not in any engagement with criminals, but by ticks that have invaded their police station. The ticks were carried by pigeons that nested on ledges outside the windows of ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 2 ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Poland hopes a nuclear power station may allow it to continue using the European Union's biggest coal deposits to fuel the bloc's biggest eastern economy. See more..
thenews.pl 
Under the plan, Poland would spend no less than 2 percent of GDP on defence in 2018, followed by at least 2.1 percent in 2019, 2.2 percent in 2020-2023, 2.3 percent in 2024-2025, 2.4 percent in 2026-2029, and 2.5 percent in 2030 and beyond. Poland's ... See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, east of Germany
Area

Total 312,685 sq km
Land 304,255 sq km
Water 8,430 sq km

Climate

temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers
Natural Resources

coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

situation has improved since 1989 due to decline in heavy industry and increased environmental concern by post-Communist governments; air pollution nonetheless remains serious because of sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the resulting acid rain has caused forest damage; water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem, as is disposal of hazardous wastes; pollution levels should continue to decrease as industrial establishments bring their facilities up to EU code, but at substantial cost to business and the government

Demographics

Nationality
Polish
Population
38,383,809 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalization since 1990 and Poland's economy was the only one in the European Union to avoid a recession through the 2008-09 economic downturn. Although EU membership and access to EU structural funds have provided a major boost to the economy since 2004, GDP per capita remains significantly below the EU average while unemployment continues to exceed the EU average. The government of Prime Minister Donald TUSK steered the Polish economy through the economic downturn by skillfully managing public finances without stifling economic growth and adopted controversial pension and tax reforms to further shore ...See More up public finances. While the Polish economy has performed well over the past five years, growth slowed in 2012, in part due to the ongoing economic difficulties in the euro zone. The key policy challenge is to provide support to the economy through monetary easing, while maintaining the pace of structural fiscal consolidation. Poland's economic performance could improve over the longer term if the country addresses some of the remaining deficiencies in its road and rail infrastructure and its business environment. An inefficient commercial court system, a rigid labor code, red tape, and a burdensome tax system keep the private sector from realizing its full potential. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$814.1 billion (2012 est.); $797.8 billion (2011 est.); $764.7 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

17.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, fruits, vegetables, wheat; poultry, eggs, pork, dairy
Industries

machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles