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PiS has once again demanded the infrastructure minister’s head

A z∏.926 million deal between two FMCG giants has turned sour

Deputy Defense Minister Zbigniew W∏osowicz says Poland is as secure as ever 5

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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 33-34 • AUG 22 – SEP 4, 2011 . z∏.12.50 (VAT 8% included) . ISSN 1233 7889 INDEX-RUCH-332-127

REAL ESTATE

Poland’s next frontier

COURTESY OF GREEN DEVELOPMENT

Lokale Immobilia

Poland is on the verge of finally developing its own space industry. WBJ met the people behind this celestial enterprise

• Renovation, redesign and risks • Ronson in Warsaw • Investing in Szczecin 13-19

A guide to Polish business and industry

Since 1994 . Poland’s only business weekly in English

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Przewodnik po polskim biznesie i gospodarce

Leasing companies

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In this issue

SHUTTERSTOCK

News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4 Industry News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Finance & Economics . . . . . . . . . . .9 Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Opinion & Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Lokale Immobilia . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Last Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Safe from the storm?

Costly disclosure

While Franco-German rescue plans failed to calm investors, Prime Minister Tusk says Poland is safe from the global economic storm 3, 9

Two Polish prosecutors lost their jobs after giving the Lukashenko regime information that led to the arrest of a Belarusian democracy activist 4


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