Poland has moved up ten places to 13th position in the HSBC Expat Annual League Table survey. This year Switzerland has taken the top spot, followed by Singapore and Canada.
There are very few books about Poland written by English-speakers and fewer still travelogues. Ben Aitken has recently launched his account of a year in Poland, entitled ‘A Chip Shop in Poznan.’ Engaging, easy to read and at times bittersweet, the book captures the story of an unlikely immigrant - a British person prepared to work in a low-paid, low skilled work. Where else would a Brit end up that in a Fish and Chip Shop in Poznań?
Over 100 ‘new circus’ acts – jugglers, acrobats, illusionists and clowns – will descend on the eastern Polish city of Lublin for the 10th Caranaval Sztukmistrzów on July 25-28.
The speakers of the Polish and Lithuanian parliaments on Sunday marked the 450th anniversary of the signing of the historic union between the two nations that created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous states in Europe.
American senators adopted a law on Thursday earmarking USD 750 billion in defence expenditures next year and describing Poland as "strategic" in the fight against Russia.
Portfolio Advisor for East Capital, Eglé Fredriksson says despite Poland becoming the seventh largest economy in the EU with GDP at EUR 524 billion, and GDP per capita rising almost eightfold to EUR 13,558, little is being reported about this abroad.
Hundreds of thousands of silver Roman coins found in the areas inhabited by Goths and Vandals in the beginning of the first century have up until now been considered genuine currency from the Roman empire. But now Warsaw University archaeologists are on the trail of the counterfeit criminals.
The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.
The sighting is surprising because the last bear to be seen in the Białoweża forest was 2010 – and western Belarus does not have a significant bear population, suggesting that this bear may have travelled from as far as central or eastern Belarus.
Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Glinski held a meeting on Monday in Warsaw with Culture and Sports Minister of Qatar Salah bin Ghanem al-Ali, after which he expressed satisfaction at the very good relations between Poland and Qatar.