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Poland adopts 2018 budget bill

Question: Where can I find the details of the proposed budget bill, such as the assumptions behind the estimates (e.g. what the Ministry of Finance is forecasting for government revenue/expenditure growth)?  

Answers: Thank you for your question. The basics of the budget are provided by the finance ministry here:, while you will find the proposed budget bill in its entirety (unfortunately it's three zipped file catalogues containing several files each) here: There is no detailed information in English. The PM's office only published this snippet:

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October 20, 2017

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October 20, 2017

The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker held talks with leaders of the Visegrad Group at a nearly three-hour dinner on October 19.  The dinner on the eve of the EU summit was ...

Russian Gazprombank exits Europe's largest shopping mall

October 20, 2017

Russian state-controlled Gazprombank sold 30% in Aviapark Mall, one of the largest commercial properties in Europe, Vedomosti daily reported on October 18 citing unnamed sources close to ...

Political uncertainty remains main risk to Bosnia’s economic growth, World Bank says

October 19, 2017

Political uncertainty remains the main risk to Bosnia & Herzegovina’s medium-term outlook as the lack of agreement between entities could delay reforms, the World Bank said in the ...

Lithuania to rebuild railway link to Latvia

October 19, 2017

Lithuanian Railways (LG) will rebuild a 19-km section of rail tracks providing a shortcut to neighbouring Latvia, the company said on October 18. LG’s decision to restore the tracks, which were ...

Kazakh central bank approves €1bn assistance package for four banks

October 19, 2017

Kazakhstan’s central bank announced on October 18 that it has approved an assistance package worth KZT410bn (€1.04bn) for ATF Bank, Eurasian Bank, Tsesna Bank and Bank ...

Wizz Air applies for UK license as it prepares for Brexit turbulence

October 18, 2017

Hungary-based no-frills airline Wizz Air has set up subsidiary in the United Kingdom and is considering acquiring an air operators certificate (AOC) in preparation for possible negative impacts ...

Montenegrin court sentences opposition leader for protest violence

October 18, 2017

Montenegro’s court in Podgorica sentenced Milan Knezevic, one of the leaders of pro-Russian opposition Democratic Front, to 7 months in jail on October 18 ...

Wiretapped conversations link Albania’s ex-interior minister to drug traffickers

October 18, 2017

Former Albanian interior minister Saimir Tahiri has been accused of links with drug traffickers after his name was mentioned in a series of wiretapped recordings revealed by Italian media on October ...

Russian banks block accounts of SMEs

October 18, 2017

Russian banks have been actively blocking accounts of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) lately as a reaction to the tough banking sector environment, Vedomosti reported on October ...

Dutch investment group acquires Georgia's third largest bank from local venture

October 18, 2017

Liberty Bank, the third largest lender in Georgia, announced on October 13 that a Netherlands-based company, the European Financial Group, has purchased 74.64% of its equity. No further details ...

Poland supports Turkey’s near-dead EU membership bid

October 18, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a warm welcome from his Polish peer Andrzej Duda on October 17, as Warsaw said it supported Ankara’s formally ongoing bid to become a member of the ...

Kosovan MP arrested over suspected visa scam

October 17, 2017

A member of Kosovo’s ruling coalition was arrested on October 16 on suspicion of being involved in a visa scam.  Kosovo is the last country in Europe whose nationals still require visas to ...

Shell again eyes oil, gas exploration in Bosnia

October 17, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell is again interested in oil and gas exploration in Bosnia & Herzegovina ...

Hungarian retail investors continue to pile into domestic government bonds

October 17, 2017

The stock of government bonds held by households rose by HUF154bn (€500mn) September to an all-time high of HUF6.5 trillion, Hungary’s Government Debt Management Agency (AKK) said on October 16. ...

Poland claims there will be “no taboo” in talks with Erdogan

October 17, 2017

Poland will skip no touchy topics in talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visiting Warsaw on October 17, the office of President Andrzej Duda said ahead of the visit by the Turkish leader, ...

Maltese journalist that revealed corruption in Malta, Azerbaijan murdered

October 17, 2017

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist and blogger that uncovered corruption at the highest levels in Malta and Europe, died in a car bomb explosion on October 16. The journalist, whom Politico ...

Chinese investors interested in ex-military airport in Serbia’s Uzice

October 17, 2017

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Trump warns US pullout from "horrible" Iran nuclear deal might still be ahead

October 16, 2017

US President Donald Trump on October 16 warned that the termination of the Iran nuclear deal is still a clear possibility even though he ...

Ukrainian central bank bans Russian banknotes, coins depicting occupied territories

October 16, 2017

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has forbidden local banks and the country's financial institutions to perform any cash transactions using the new banknotes and coins issued by the Russian central ...