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Ariana Grande suspends Dangerous Woman tour.

Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended. The singer has canceled seven shows through June 5 following the deadly blast at her concert in Manchester, England, Monday, her rep confirmed to Mashable. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of Manchester The explosion killed 22 people, ...

- Mashable! - US

SMYK leases 6,000 sqm in D48 building in Warsaw.

Retail chain SMYK has leased 6,000 sqm of office space in the D48 project, which Penta Investments is now developing in the Mokotów district of Warsaw. The tenant and the landlord were advised during the negotiations process by CBRE, and GALT and Savills res...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Robyg puts more Green Mokotów apartments up for sale.

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed residential developer Robyg earlier this month launched apartment sales in the sixth phase of its flagship Green Mokotów project in the Polish capital. The latest phase of the scheme offers 71 housing units sized from 32 sqm to 85 sqm, with construction work scheduled to...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

NanoGroup plans IPO in H2.

Biotech company NanoGroup filed its prospectus to the Financial Market Authority and plans IPO in the second half of the year, company's CEO Marek Borzestowski informed. “We plan to use the funds from the IPO to finance development of our projects concerning oncological prevention and tr...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants.

Poland's prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants.

- FOX News - US

Russia called main threat in Polish defense doctrine – Rzeczpospolita.

Membership in NATO and the EU remains key to the security of Poland, and Russia became the main source of instability in the region, according to the defense doctrine of Poland, which provides for strengthening defense capabilities, building up deterrence forces, as well as carrying out changes in the command system, ...

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian, Polish experts to address controversy over historical monuments.

A meeting of Ukrainian and Polish competent bodies will be held in June to resolve the issue regarding the historical monuments on both sides of the border, Volodymyr Viatrovych, head of Ukraine's Institute of National Remembrance, wrote on Facebook following the results of yesterday's meeting with his Polish counterpart.

- UNIAN - UA

Poland's DocPlanner raises $16.8 million to expand its doctor booking platform into more markets.

DocPlanner has raised €15 million  in a series D round of funding led by Enern Investments, with participation from Target Global and London-based One Peak Partners. Founded out of Poland in 2011, DocPlanner is one of a number of players in the online doctor booking realm and currently operates in around 25 markets, ...

- VentureBeat - US

UNIAN: Russia called main threat in Polish defense doctrine.

Membership in NATO and the EU remains key to the security of Poland, and Russia became the main source of instability in the region, according to the defense doctrine of Poland, which provides for strengthening defense capabilities, building up deterrence forces, as well as carrying out changes in the command system, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poland's DocPlanner raises $16.8 million to expand its doctor booking platform into more markets.

DocPlanner has raised €15 million  in a series D round of funding led by Enern Investments, with participation from Target Global and London-based One Peak Partners. Founded out of Poland in 2011, DocPlanner is one of a number of players in the online doctor booking realm, and currently operates in around 25 markets, ...

- VentureBeat - US

Archicom to launch City Forum office project in Wrocław.

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed developer Archicom will in June launch construction work on the first phase of its City Forum class-A office project in downtown Wrocław. The company has recently secured a building permit for the scheme, which will comprise two connected, LEED-certified, 6- and 7-storey...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Mother says 'precious' Olivia Campbell was Manchester bombing victim

Latest: Two Polish nationals were killed and one injured in the Manchester terror attack, the country's foreign ministry has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Polish politics spills into pop festival boycott

Acts drop out after reports that singer banned for joining anti-government protests

- Financial Times - US

Polling Spotlight: Despite Trump's skepticism, public support for NATO has grown

As President Trump's overseas trip enters its European phase, a just-released survey from the Pew Research Center finds that support for NATO, which Mr. Trump once labelled obsolete,' has rebounded on both sides of the Atlantic. Nearly four-fifths of Polish and Dutch citizens have a favorable view of the alliance. Favorable ...

- Brookings - US

Polish politics spills into pop as artists boycott music festival

Acts drop out after reports that singer banned for joining anti-government protests

- Financial Times - US

Poles feel secure in NATO. Believe that the US would protect them if needed – study

Despite criticism from the US President Donald Trump, most Europeans, including Poles believe that the US would step in if a NATO member was attacked by Russia, a Pew Research Center study showed.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

EU with an 'offer you cannot refuse' to expand euro zone

The European Commission is working on an offer which will make adopting the euro more attractive to the EU members, European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said. “We will try to make a framework that is attractive enough, that is like, as they say in the movies, an offe...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Superior tenders 11.4 mln Uniwheel shares

Superior Industries tendered 11.4 million shares of WSE-listed alloy wheels producer Uniwheels, representing a 92.3 percent stake in the company. The transaction will be finalized on May 25.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Waszczykowski: Poland ready for 'new opening' with France

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said that Warsaw is ready for “a new opening” in relations with France following Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the presidential election in France. In a phone conversation with his newly appointed counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, Waszczykowski said that...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Morawiecki: European Commission forecast for Polish GDP ‘underestimated’

According to Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki, the current European Commission GDP forecast is “underestimated.”

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Warsaw’s office market grows by 84,200 sqm in Q1 – C&W

A total of 84,200 sqm of office space in ten buildings was completed in Warsaw in the first quarter of this year, which brought the combined office stock in the city to 5.12 million sqm, according to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield. New office space ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

PHN with Q1 loss

WSE-listed, state-owned real estate developer Polski Holding Nieruchomości had a PLN 2.4 million loss in Q1, down from PLN 8.2 million profit y/y. Revenues inched up to PLN 40.7 million , while operating loss amounted to PLN 2.3 million compared to PLN 13.2 million profi...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

PiS with lead over opposition – Kantar Public poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place this Sunday, 35 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice , while 21 percent would vote for Civic Platform . PiS support declined by 3 percent, while PO's increased by 2 percent.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Ukraine to launch train between Lviv and Krakow from August 1

Public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine's railway operator, plans to launch a train that will run between Ukraine's Lviv and Poland's Krakow from August 1, 2017.

- UNIAN - UA

EU gives Poland 'final warning' to stop widespread logging in primeval forest, one of the last in Europe

Poland's government last year decided to increase logging in the forest threefold. But the country may end up in the European Court of Justice if it doesn't reverse course

- National Post - CA

Poland swears in first of planned 50,000 local defence troops

The first 400 volunteers to pass through basic training in Poland's new Territorial Defence Force took their oath on 21 May, state and local media have reported. Ceremonies took place in the regional centres of Bialystok, Lublin, and Rzeszów towards the country's eastern border, where the

- Jane’s - US

CNBC's Jim Cramer Apologizes After Polish Embassy Slams Him for 'Insensitive' WWII Remark

The Polish Embassy in the U.S. slammed CNBC's Jim Cramer this afternoon for an "insensitive" comment he made earlier this month.

- Mediaite - US

The Polish Embassy gave Jim Cramer a history lesson after the CNBC host compared Macy's to the Polish Army in WWII

AP PhotoThe Polish Embassy in the US gave Jim Cramer a history lesson on Tuesday after the CNBC host compared the department store Macy's to the Polish Army in WWII. In a tweeted statement, the Embassy quotes Cramer as drawing the following comparison: "Macy's is like the Polish Army in WWII — it tried to field cavalry ...

- Business Insider - US

Books stolen from Polish Jewish communities during WWII donated to foundation

WARSAW, Poland – Some 33 rare books stolen during World War II from Jewish communities located in present-day Poland were donated to the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland. The ceremony took place last week at the National Library in Warsaw. Representatives of the Central and Regional Library in ...

- JTA - US

Dom Development selling Amsterdam apartments in Warsaw

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed residential developer Dom Development has launched apartment sales in the second phase of its Osiedle Amsterdam project in Warsaw. The scheme is being developed in the Targówek district in the eastern part of the city and will comprise a total of 576 housing units. The s...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Co-working space provider Mindspace enters Poland

Mindspace, a provider of co-working space, is to open its first location in Poland in October this year. The company will occupy a total of more than 3,000 sqm of space on three floors in the Hala Koszyki building in downtown Warsaw, which is owned by listed real estate investor Griffin Premium RE. ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

NBP: Consumer loans up, while housing loans declined in April

The value of consumer credits increased by 0.9 percent or PLN 1.49 billion in April month-on-month and reached PLN 167.35 billion, the Poland's Central Bank announced.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Polish non-financial firms Q1 earnings up 17.5% y/y - GUS

Polish non-financial enterprises earned net PLN 29.9 billion in Q1, up 17.5 percent y/y, while investment outlays dropped by 0.4 percent to PLN 21.6 billion, data from Poland's Central Statistical Office showed.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Dino Q1 net profit grows 30% y/y

WSE-listed retailer Dino increased its first quarter net profit by 30 percent to PLN 30.5 billion, the company said in a market filing. Revenues amounted to PLN 910.3 million, up 28.7 percent y/y, while operating profit stood at PLN 46.3 million, a 20.1 percent y/y increase.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Poles among missing after Manchester terror attack

Poland's foreign ministry announced that “a number of Poles” are among the missing after the terror attack during the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday. According to the resort, they are parents of children who attended the concert. The ministry did not reveal how many Poles are st...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Most books come from former collections of Jewish Theological Seminary of Fränkel Foundation in Wroclaw.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Germany is black spot in Nato solidarity

Fifty three percent of Germans would not want to defend Poland or Estonia against Russia, but pro-Nato feeling has bounced back overall.

- EU Observer - EU

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

A school in Poland is unveiling a plaque commemorating 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country.

- FOX News - US

Minister Valentin Radev: Burgas Has Highest Criminality

''Burgas region has the highest criminality ratio of 17.9 in the country'', Interior Minister Valentin Radev said after a meeting with Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, FOCUS Radio - Burgas reported. For comparison, criminality ratio in Smolyan region is 4. The data is based on a new ...

- Novinite - BG

Poland Grows Filmmakers Catering to Audiences With Mainstream Hits

Polish Cinema is best known for its auteurs — Agnieszka Holland, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrzej Wajda come to mind — but its industry also produces mainstream box office hits. Last year, five local films were among Poland's top 10 grossers, including the year's champ, writer-director ...

- Variety - US

Promise of Polish Production Rebates Boosts Local Entertainment Sector

Poland is on the brink of its biggest push to become an international film and TV production hotspot thanks to upcoming 25% cash rebates touted as the single missing element holding back an industry bursting at the seams with energy. Consider these indicators: 2016 set a Polish box office record with more than 50 million...

- Variety - US

Polish Filmmakers Look Abroad for Co-Production Partners

The Polish film industry is embracing international co-production as it seeks to integrate further with the global business, with the encouragement of the Polish Film Institute. France's Philippe Carcassonne shot Anne Fontaine's drama The Innocents' in Poland with a local co-production partner and financial support from the ...

- Variety - US

Opole music festival canceled after artists protests

The Opole music festival, one of the Poland's entertainment staples, has been canceled by the city after numerous artists backed out of the event. Musicians protested when public broadcaster TVP withdrew its invitations to few artists that were deemed “too controversial.” President of Opole, f...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Euler Hermes: 67 bankruptcies in April

In April, 67 Polish companies were declared bankrupt, compared to 66 last year, according to a report issued by Euler Hermes. Since the beginning of the year, 291 companies were declared bankrupt, a 22 percent growth y/y.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Play operator with PLN 1.58 bln revenue. IPO decision within months

P4, Play network mobile operator, had PLN 1.58 billion revenue, up by 9.6 percent y/y, and PLN 564 million EBITDA in Q1, a 20.8 percent y/y increase.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Superior Industries offer for Uniwheels goes through

Superior Industries tendered over 75 percent of German WSE-listed alloy wheels producer Uniwheels shares, which means that the tender deal will go through.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Comarch with PLN 4.8 mln Q1 attributable net profit

WSE-listed IT company Comarch had PLN 4.8 million attributable net profit in Q1, down by 32.9 percent y/y. EBIT amounted to PLN 11.3 million loss, down by 192 percent y/y, while revenues inched down by 0.4 percent to PLN 242.2 million.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Ekstraklasa to implement VAR next season

Polish top tier football league Ekstraklasa will implement the VAR system starting with the upcoming 2017/18 season. Each round, three games will be played with VAR system implemented.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Polish, Italian industry to collaborate on Mk 80 munitions

Polish industry is about to start production of Mark 82 500 lb and Mark 84 2,000 lb general purpose bombs for the country's fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon aircraft, following the signing of a letter of intent between Rheinmetall's Italian subsidiary, RWM Italia, and

- Jane’s - US

Timmermans: 'Poland should be a leader in Europe - but it needs to cooperate'

The current Brussels/Warsaw spat is not a war of words between Frans Timmermans and Poland , but rather a collective demand by a decisive majority of EU states to respect the rule of law, the First Vice-President of the European Commission told EURACTIV's partner Gazeta Wyborcza.

- EurActive - UK

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