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Korycki, Łukasz

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Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 02/11/2011

German job market unattractive for Poles

Only 22,000 Poles took advantage of their new access to Germany's labour market between May and August this year, according to Rzeczpospolita newspaper. Germany is not attractive enough, the conservative daily concludes: "Although salaries in Germany continue to be higher than here in Poland a job in Germany is no longer attractive enough to cancel out other factors. And these are the factors that need to be analysed when examining work migration. An important aspect is that German companies are looking mainly for skilled workers (carpenters, electricians, fireplace builders and stove fitters), a group that can't exactly complain about a lack of work or low pay here in Poland. When you add to that the higher prices in Germany, separation from one's family and the need to be constantly travelling back and forth it's no wonder such a small number of Poles are migrating."

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 11/07/2011

East Poland uses EU money better

According to a report by the BIEC economic institute, the eastern Polish voivodeship of Świętokrzyskie grew faster between 2007 and 2010 than more developed voivodeships. This is down to clever use of EU money, comments the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita: "Why have voivodeships which are well situated close to the border with wealthy Germany had such a hard time? Lots of businesses in the region that trade with the West have felt the impact of the crisis much more, which hit the German economy much harder than it did the Polish. The most important thing is that the communities are in the position to put EU money to good use. In West-Pomerania and in Lebus this did not happen. But Świętokrzyskie shows what a boost EU funds can give to less developed regions."

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 28/03/2011

Let China fund Polish infrastructure

The Chinese company Covec wants to invest five billion euros in upgrading the Polish road and railway network. The government should not hesitate to take up the offer in view of its budget woes, urges the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita: "The Chinese couldn't care less what they build here. They've even sent an enquiry to the Ministry of Infrastructure asking which investments they could be allocated. Consequently the Chinese money should be put to good use. Not just because it would be a shame not to, or because there is no real alternative. This is also a chance for hundreds of Polish firms that could act as subcontractors in these large-scale projects, securing them a piece of this huge pie."

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 04/02/2011

Poland wins lorry battle with Russia

After a long battle Russia and Poland have announced an agreement on the number of lorry permits for Polish freight companies on Russian territory for 2011. This is an all-out victory for Poland, cheers the daily Rzeczpospolita: "In the conflict which has been going on since the autumn, and which resulted in both countries closing their borders to freight companies, Poland has negotiated an unprecedented number of transport permits for Russia. Without this agreement, Russian lorries are not permitted to drive through Poland and this would have been an economic fiasco for Russia considering our geographical position. The detour through Slovakia and Ukraine, or taking the ferry from Helsinki to Germany would have sent costs sky-rocketing, not to mention the extra hours that it would have cost the freight firms."

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | 02/08/2010

Contractor should also bear costs for Poland's nuclear reactor

Poland's first nuclear power plant, which the country intends to complete by 2020, is now estimated to cost 1.5 billion euros more than expected. Given the fact that this contract is so lucrative and so important for Poland, the future contractor absolutely must bear some of the costs, suggests the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita: "First of all, he has to guarantee that there will be no delay in the realization of this project, so we don't end up with the same problem as Finland, which is already forced to cope with a two-year delay in the construction of a nuclear plant. Secondly, we have the right to demand that future contractor bear no less than ten percent of the costs of the project - given how lucrative the contract is. Poland will feel the impact of this contract for years to come. So it has to be negotiated and concluded perfectly."

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