Digital sovereignty - utopia or a real opportunity?
If I'm not technologically sovereign, I'm not free and I'm not secure - says Krzysztof Dyki, CEO of ComCERT. Meanwhile, 92 percent of Western countries' data is stored and processed in the U.S., and there is not a single company from Europe among the 20 most powerful "big tech" companies.
Iga Świątek lost to Collins [VIDEO]
Iga Świątek will not play in the Australian Open final. The Polish tennis player lost on Thursday to Danielle Collins 4:6, 1:6 in the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament. The American will play for the final triumph in Melbourne against Ashleigh Barty.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day [VIDEO]
January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 to commemorate the Jews murdered by the Germans during World War II.
DATA4 to invest over PLN 1 billion in the construction of a modern data processing campus in Poland
DATA4, a leading operator and investor in the European data center market, has just started the process of building a new data center campus in Poland, strengthening its European position. The French company will invest over PLN 1 billion to start one of the most modern computing complexes in Jawczyce near Warsaw. Ultimately, three buildings with a total net area of 15,000 m2 and a power allocation of 50 MW will be built on the 4ha area. The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2023.
Berlin is betting on Moscow. Sakiewicz: There is an informal agreement
Most countries are trying to support Ukraine, which is facing Russian aggression. However, not all of them. - It is becoming increasingly clear that there is a more or less informal agreement on a new division of the spheres of influence between Germany and Russia," says Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of "Gazeta Polska" and "Gazeta Polska Codziennie", to the Niezalezna. pl website.
TAURON to build the largest photovoltaic farm in Poland
The photovoltaic panels installed at the photovoltaic farm in Mysłowice will have a target capacity of 100 MW. It will be the largest such installation in Poland. The farm will be located on a reclaimed landfill. The investment will be realized thanks to the funds obtained from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on a postage stamp
The Polish Post Office has introduced a postage stamp of the "XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022". The stamp, in an edition of 144,000 pieces, went to postal outlets across the country yesterday.
Iga Świątek in the semifinals of the Australian Open [VIDEO]
Iga Świątek defeated Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi 4:6, 7:6 (7-2), 6:3 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The Pole, who reached the last four of a Grand Slam for the second time and is making her debut in Melbourne, will now play against American Danielle Collins.
Polish entrepreneurs have different opinions on covid’s passports
Polish entrepreneurs are anxiously observing the situation related to the development of the COVID epidemic, but they do not believe that forced vaccinations and employee testing are the solutions, according to a survey conducted among members of the Polish Economic Society (PTG).
Orlen fights for the Baltic Sea
PKN Orlen has submitted three applications for location permits for offshore wind farms, according to Jarosław Dybowski, PKN Orlen's executive director for energy. Electricity generated from windmills in the Baltic Sea is expected to start flowing in four years.
PKN ORLEN again among the best employers
PKN ORLEN has been recognized as a top employer by experts from the Top Employers’ Institute. For the eleventh time, the Company has been included in the prestigious ranking of companies meeting the highest global standards in human resources policy. ANWIL, an ORLEN Group company, was also distinguished in the ranking
Poles will play against Spain
Polish handball players will say goodbye to the European Championships, which are held in Hungary and Slovakia. They will play against Spain today. The defending champions are fighting to advance to the semifinals, while the red and white team is fighting for an honourable farewell.
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Winter holidays win against the pandemic, despite high prices
This could be a record-breaking holiday in the country, as long as the next wave of pandemics doesn't bring new restrictions. Bookings - especially last-minute ones - are on the rise and there are more than twice as many as before the pandemic, although prices against 2019 have increased by an average of 15%, according to an analysis of the Noclegi.pl platform.
Construction of a dam on the border with Belarus begins
On Tuesday, we hand over the site to the contractors, and the construction of the dam on the border with Belarus begins. The work will begin with drilling and concreting stakes in the ground - informed Border Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Anna Michalska. As she explained, preparatory work has been going on for some time.
Will Andriy Shevchenko become the new coach of the Polish national team?
We still do not know the successor of Paulo Sousa, but Ukrainian media are already sure that Andriy Shevchenko will lead the Polish team.
MEPs divided on the possibility of launching the National Recovery Plan
The European Commission has to assess the rule of law in each member state and it has the biggest reservations regarding Poland and Hungary - points out MEP Bogusław Liberadzki (SLD/S&D). According to Andrzej Halicki (PO/EPP), the situation is a stalemate, which endangers the payment of EU funds. Ryszard Czarnecki (PiS/ECR), who is sure that Poland will receive the money, takes a different view. "It's not a question of if, it's a question of when," he emphasizes. Jadwiga Wiśniewska, MEP (PiS/ECR) believes that the European Commission is exceeding its competencies by delaying the approval of the Polish National Recovery Plan.
Amazon: over 25,000 permanent workplaces
Amazon has created more than 25,000 permanent workplaces in Poland since 2014. Parallel to the development in the area of human resources policy, Amazon Fulfillment Poland was awarded the title of Top Employer. The international certifying body, Top Employers Institute, recognized the quality of Amazon's work environment, development opportunities for employees, and high standards and best HR practices. Amazon offers employees a variety of positions in logistics centres, Technology Development Centers, corporate offices, and Amazon Web Services.
Great match of Iga Świątek! Pole in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
It was a very difficult match for Iga Świątek, but finally, after 150 minutes, the Pole defeated Sorana Cirstea 5:7, 6:3, 6:3 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open! The Pole has never gone this far in this tournament before.
Up to -20 degrees in Poland!
In the east and foothills snow and frost, even to -20 degrees in the Carpathians, and the west of the high clouds and rain - this is the promise of the current week.
Researchers: omicron 'uploads' long-term immunity; it will immunize us against future variations
Omicron will infect people who have been omitted by the other variants and provide long-term immunity. Along with immunity from vaccines, it may be the last variant that focuses so much of our attention, says evolutionary biologist Dr Rafal Mostowy. "One hopes that at some point Sars-CoV-2 infection will become like the common cold," adds Professor of Medical Sciences Wojciech Szczeklik.
The Błędowska Desert
The origin of this unique landscape is not natural. Its "desert" image was created by man, cutting down the local forests on a massive scale to fill the demand for wood, used as fuel in steelworks and for shafts in Olkusz mines (since the 13th-century Olkusz has been developing as a mining and metallurgical center). The logging has destroyed thin layers of poor soil and exposed loose sands that accumulated here 2 to 3 million years ago.
The migration pressure on Europe
The migration pressure on Europe is expected to increase in springtime. It will also mean more interest in traveling to the EU via Belarus, Stanisław Żaryn, the Spokesperson of the Minister-Special Services Coordinator wrote on Twitter.
Polish students redesign public transport in the United Arab Emirates
Polish students have designed a program to reorganize the entire public transport system in Abu Dhabi. Their solution, which enables faster access to the farthest reaches of the UAE metropolis, was awarded in the global Open Data Addathon competition organized by Abu Dhabi Digital Authorities.
Iga Świątek in 1/8 final of Australian Open!
Iga Swiatek advanced to the best 16 of the Grand Slam Australian Open for the third time in a row. The Polish tennis player on Saturday night in Melbourne got her revenge on Daria Kasatkina for last season's defeat in Eastbourne and at the same time avenged Magda Linette, whom the Russian defeated in the second round on the antipodes a few days ago.
MEPs call for political boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
The European Parliament has condemned the deterioration of human rights in Hong Kong. MEPs call on EU Council to introduce targeted sanctions; they also call for a diplomatic and political boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The European Parliament "condemned in the strongest terms" the deterioration of human rights in Hong Kong, including severe restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of the press.
A political solution to the Middle East conflict and opportunities for Poland
The Deputy Minister Jablonski met with the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Sven Koopmans on Friday (Jen 21). “While the prospects for a political solution to the Middle East conflict are still very distant, the EU should continue its efforts to bring the parties together. Poland will become more involved in the peace process - assured Deputy Minister Paweł Jabłoński during his meeting with the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, Sven Koopmans.
Five Polish jumpers made it to the qualification round in Titisee-Neustadt. Winner Cene Prevc
On Saturday the World Cup competition on the 142-meter hill will start at 4:15 pm in Titisee-Neustadt. Slovene Cene Prevc was unbeatable in the qualification with 135.5 m. Five Polish jumpers could qualify for the competition and the best of them, Jakub Wolny, finished 24th with a jump of 120.5 m.
Thermal retrofit work can harm bird habitat
Winged tenants live in most buildings. Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), which grants bonuses from the Thermo-modernization and Renovation Fund (FTiR), encourages investors to cooperate with ornithologists and install nesting boxes to compensate for birds' nests lost due to investment works. "Birds are our allies and when renovating buildings, it is important to protect their habitat," says Przemysław Osuch of BGK.
PKO BP: one million contactless BLIK transactions
The number of transactions made using contactless BLIK in the IKO application has exceeded one million. Every day - on business days - customers make about 30 thousand such transactions and their number is steadily growing.
Top Employers 2022: ERGO Hestia among the best employers in Poland
ERGO Hestia was awarded the Top Employer Poland 2022 certificate. The award goes to organizations that implement the highest standards of human resources management and the best HR practices. Thus, the Sopot-based insurer was among only 73 Polish companies that have passed the demanding certification process.
Eight Polish scientists awarded ERC Starting Grants
Eight scientists working in Polish research centers were among 397 winners of Starting Grant 2021 - prestigious grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). This is a record edition for Poland.
History of Polish Brands - PAP's new photo project
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) has launched a photo project called History of Polish Brands, as part of which it organizes thematic exhibitions of archival PAP photos. A dedicated website will publish unique photographs, articles and videos showing the development of Polish companies.
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The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation
The long-awaited book. Now available in the English language (out Tuesday, Jen 18). Rosemary Sullivan spent six years following an international research team - historians, analysts, and criminologists who analyzed the archives and did a job similar to the work of a police investigative department as if it were a crime. The team was headed by Vincent Pankoke, a retired FBI agent.
How to take care of employees?
PhD Mateusz Grzesiak, psychologist, university lecturer, coach, advisor to many corporations tells us how HR departments can effectively influence the well-being of employees in the company, which transfers into stability and growth of the company in difficult times of pandemic.
Do Poles like diets?
Poles are more and more aware of the importance of a healthy diet. Poles don't just expect a slim figure, but more importantly a healthy body and spirit. They believe that what they eat has a direct impact on their mental well-being as well. A new report reveals the whole truth about what Poles think about healthy eating.
Foreigners and Belarusian services threw stones at Polish patrols [VIDEO]
32 foreigners tried to forcibly cross the border in the vicinity of Mielnik. 4 people swam across the Świsłocz River in the vicinity of Bobrowniki - Border Guard spokesperson Lieutenant Anna Michalska said. Foreigners and Belarusian services were tearing down the fence and throwing stones at Polish patrols.
Bayern wants to reduce the salary of Robert Lewandowski. His transfer is more possible than ever
Bayern Munich wants to extend Robert Lewandowski's contract, but are also considering a pay cut for the 33-year-old striker. It is difficult to suppose that such a proposal would please the best footballer in the world.
Polish economy needs foreigners
Domestic companies are relying more heavily on foreign workers each year, with the number of works permits in Poland exceeding 400,000 in 2020. However, the growing number of visitors is not meeting the current needs of businesses. Many Polish factories and trading companies, including one in three companies in the industrial and commercial sector, have announced that they are looking for foreign workers. The attractiveness of offers and the assurance of stability and a sense of security are therefore gaining in importance.
Is this the end of the Turów mine dispute?
Poland has signed an agreement with the Czech Republic on the Turow mine, according to information provided by Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa. The head of the ministry said that "constructive talks" had resulted in an agreement, the details of which, pending approval from Prague, the government would not disclose.
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ALFA-CRP alert level in Poland
The ALFA-CRP first alert level for cyberspace has been introduced in Poland. The alert level shall be valid from Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (11:59 p.m.) through Sunday, January 23, 2022 (11:59 p.m.).
Poland builds coalition against Fit For 55
"These are very ideological proposals that hit the general industry," MEP Ryszard Czarnecki said of the FitFor55 package. The politician confirmed that Poland is working to build a coalition in the European arena that opposes the expansion of green policies. "In my opinion, we should not only threaten with a veto but also not be afraid to use it," MEP Ryszard Czarnecki told the editorial board of VD Gazeta Polska.
Unmanned Żabka Nano conquers European markets
Żabka Group is now the largest chain of autonomous stores in Europe - it has launched 25 stores supported by artificial intelligence, called Żabka Nano. The innovative concept, which allows for quick shopping without cashiers, queues, and cash, is precisely tailored to the nature of the location and customer profile. The stores operate in several formats, such as stand-alone containerized vending machines, traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, and store-in-the-store. Each uses technology developed in close collaboration with American technology company AiFi.
Ceremony of the 159th anniversary of the January Uprising
Gazeta Polska and the Bielań-Zoliborski Club of Gazeta Polska in Warsaw would like to invite you to a ceremony celebrating the 159th anniversary of the January Uprising.
Over 1000 users have chosen the PolCard Go payment application to accept payments on mobile devices
One of the first mobile apps of its kind on the market, it works for businesses of all sizes, regardless of the industry at a time of growing demand for contactless payments.
The unlucky Polish museum
It occurred on the night of November 16-17, 1976 in Poznan. A small self-portrait by Jacek Malczewski was stolen from the National Museum. The thief took advantage of construction work. He climbed on a machine with a jib set up by the building. He threw a board between the end of the crane and the roof (at a height of about 17 meters), and climbed on such a footbridge to the roof of the museum. Then he broke down the door leading to the attic and reached the glass ceiling above the exhibit hall.
Świątek advanced to the second round of the Australian Open
Iga Świątek advanced to the second round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, defeating British qualifier Harriet Dart 6:3, 6:0. The tennis player from Raszyn will now face Rebecca Peterson from Sweden in Melbourne.
Germany refused to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine
Two British C-17 transport aircraft carrying weapons to Ukraine were forced to fly around German airspace after Germany refused to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine, the UK Defence Journal website revealed on Monday.
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Bravo Robert! Lewandowski beat Messi. He is the world's best footballer of 2021
Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Player of the Year poll for the second time in his career and the second time in a row. He was better than Argentine Lionel Messi and Egyptian Mohamed Salah in the final three editions for 2021.
Talks about Turów. Jabłoński: "the new Czech government seems to have different approach"
Tomorrow, further negotiations on the Turów mine will begin. "The previous Czech government pretended to be willing to conclude an agreement on the issue, the new government seems to have a slightly different approach," Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Pawel Jablonski assessed. As he conveyed, there is a chance that the parties can come to an agreement.