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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
2-3 Ibid
4http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/08/01/eu-threatens-poland-with-environmental-court-action-over-fracking-defiance/
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Poland News

Financial Times 
Mrs May met Jaroslaw Kaczynski in an attempt to win Poland's support for a favourable Brexit deal, promising that Britain would continue to be a champion of Nato and of maintaining a strong military presence in the region. The meeting, postponed from ... See more..
POLITICO.eu 
But there's a problem: Two members of the club — Poland and Greece — could rain on the EU's parade. The latest draft of the Rome Declaration — which POLITICO has obtained — begins with the words: “We, the Leaders of 27 Member States and of EU ... See more..
Times Colonist 
WARSAW, Poland — A major World War II museum has opened in northern Poland amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit its nationalist views. The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was initiated in 2008 by ... See more..
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Times of India 
Zbigniew Jagiello, the CEO of Poland's biggest bank, the state-run PKO BP, may be appointed the new head of the state-run insurer PZU, Rzeczpospolita daily said, quoting unnamed sources. Personnel changes are expected in bank Pekao too, the daily also ... See more..
IHS Jane's 360 
Poland has ruled out the purchase of used F-16A/B multirole combat aircraft to replace Soviet era fighter aircraft inventories on the grounds of cost, Deputy ... See more..
POLITICO.eu 
“If the declaration does not include the issues which are priorities for Poland, we will not accept the declaration,” Szydło told broadcaster TVN. “The unity of the EU, defense of a tight NATO cooperation, strengthening the role of national governments ... See more..
VDARE.com 
Watching President Trump push Paul Ryan's health care bill is like watching a horror movie where the ditzy babysitter insists on going into the dark basement where the ax murderer is hiding. You know what's coming. You are screaming at the television ... See more..
EUobserver 
The European Commission will not try to impose sanctions on Poland over its breaches of the rule of law any time soon. Commission vice president Frans Timmermans, in charge of the procedure that was launched more than a year ago, told MEPs on ... See more..
Lewiston Sun Journal 
Androscoggin County sheriff's deputies and Maine State Police troopers confer on Route 122 in Poland on Wednesday at the scene of a head-on accident involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer. Lt. Glenn Holt said pickup truck driver David Seeley ... See more..
Voice of America 
Poland's defense minister has accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests following the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The ministry notified the ... 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