• Battery-powered glasses helps the blind and visually impaired

    Battery-powered glasses helps the blind and visually impaired

    A Polish non-profit organisation Parsee has developed a prototype of the battery-powered glasses which have a 3D printed frame, internet protocol camera and earphone. Pushing a button on the frame, users take pictures of an object in front of them, which the camera sends to a mobile phone app. The app identifies shapes, colours, text as well as faces and sends details about the image via audio to the earphone.
  • Construction of the NATO missile base begins

    Construction of the NATO missile base begins

    Construction of the US missile shield base at Redzikowo in northern Poland officially started on Friday, in the presence of Polish President Andrzej Duda. Nearly eight years since Poland and America signed a deal on interceptor missiles, the foundation stone is formally being put in place, although builders have already been at the site of the former airstrip for some months. "The construction of the missile defense system strengthens the security of Poland", President Duda said.

  • PiS will back Donald Tusk

    PiS will back Donald Tusk

    Poland's ruling Law and Justice party will back former centrist prime minister Donald Tusk for a second term as European Council president in a year's time, a senior PiS figure said. The pledge of support, made by Ryszard Czarnecki came despite repeated criticism of Tusk by the PiS and appeared a deliberate move by the party to clear up any ambiguity on the issue.

  • Polish złoty strengthens after Moody's decision

    Polish złoty strengthens after Moody's decision

    The Polish currency has strengthened following a decision by Moody's rating agency to keep Poland's rating unchanged at A2, while deciding to reduce its outlook from stable to negative. Moody's said the key drivers for its decision were fiscal risks "related to a substantial increase in current expenditures", and "impairments to the investment climate from a shift towards more unpredictable policies and legislations".
  • Talks ongoing between Poland and EU, 'no ultimatum'

    Talks ongoing between Poland and EU, 'no ultimatum'

    The European Commission is continuing “constructive” discussion with Poland on resolving a crisis over the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, an EC spokesman said on Monday. "We believe that this procedure launched by Mr (EU Commission Vice President Frans) Timmermans is a procedure outside of the [EU] treaty and Poland should not be subject to it. This procedure goes far beyond the European treaty”, claimed Poland’s FM Witold Waszczykowski.

  • Polish lower house approves anti-avoidance clause

    Polish lower house approves anti-avoidance clause

    Poland's lower house approved tax code amendment introducing an anti-avoidance clause, which should eliminate actions aimed exclusively at achieving a tax gain. The bill is expected to result in tax receipts being higher by PLN 50 million in 2017 and by PLN 100 million in the following years, the Finance Ministry said.