Commission now has to 'put up or shut up' over Warsaw's muzzling of constitutional watchdog.
The result suggests consumption remains in rude health – backed by fast-growing wages - and can continue to drive economic expansion in early 2017.
Two extra working days in January had an effect, and seasonally adjusted the reading drops to 4.1%, and even -0.2% m/m, but the result still shows decent momentum at the start of the year.
Exposed by President Trump’s folding of the Nato umbrella, Poland may seek additional shelter from Germany.
Poland’s GDP grew 2.8% in 2016, the slowest expansion in three years.
Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.
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