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Oakville council unanimously votes to give heritage status for Glen Abbey.

Glen Abbey owner ClubLink has proposed development that would see the course become a mix of some 3,200 residential units as well as office and retail space

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Lithuania Gets First LNG Cargo From The U.S.

Lithuania today received its first cargo of U.S. liquefied natural gas as it tries to diversify its gas supplies away from Russia, despite Moscow's insistence that the United States can't replace Russian gas in Europe even if it gave it away.  While Russia is undermining the U.S. shipments to Europe, Lithuania is Central ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Polish Jewish feud intensifies as one leader calls others 'court Jews'.

, In an escalation of a feud among Polish Jews over a perceived increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric and the government's role in stopping it, a communal leader called Jews who met with a ruling party politician his court Jews.' Last week, Artur Hofman, president of the TSKZ cultural group of Polish Jews, and three...

- JTA - US

Discovery buys TV station from Agora.

WSE-listed media group Agora will sell its remaining 51.06 percent stake in its terrestrial TV station Metro for PLN 19.5 million to Discovery Polska. After the transaction, Discovery will hold a 100 percent stake in Green Content, the company which owns the station.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Tauron hit with another lawsuit concerning windfarms.

WSE-listed power utility Tauron has been sued by Wind Invest subsidiary Pękanino Wind Invest for PLN 28.5 million in damages and for further PLN 201.6 million in future damages, the company said in a market filing.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

No offers in the Impera Capital buyback tender.

No offers have been made during the first tranche of the buyback tender announced by Impera Capital, the company said in a market filing.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Treasury debt inches up in June.

The debt of the State Treasury of Poland grew in June by PLN 5.16 billion , to PLN 945.69 billion, the Ministry of Finance said. What's more, since the beginning of the year, the statement read, debt has risen by 1.8 percent.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Duda and Tusk in the lead for presidency - poll.

According to a poll conducted by Pollster, if the presidential elections took place today, incumbent Andrzej Duda would enjoy 39 percent support, while former PM and current European Council President Donald Tusk would get 31 percent of the votes. Both would face off in the second round.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Fipronil-contaminated poultry reaches Poland.

Chickens imported from Germany and slaughtered in one of the plants in Poland were contaminated with fipronil. The entire party of this meat was secured and handed over for disposal, Chief Veterinary Officer Paweł Niemczuk said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Gino Rossi to enter 3 Eastern markets.

WSE-listed shoe retailer Gino Rossi has signed a partnership agreement with Presto Limited based in Russia to distribute its products on the Russian, Kazakh and Belarusian markets, the company said. The value of the contract is estimated at approx. PLN 3 million.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

GTC’s yielding portfolio to grow by 400,000 sqm by 2020.

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed real estate investor and developer Globe Trade Centre expects that development activity and planned acquisitions will make its income-generating CEE/SEE portfolio increase by approximately 400,000 sqm of GLA between 2017 and 2020. The company is currently developin...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

112. ua: Nationalists hindering peaceful Ukrainian march in Poland convicted

The Przemysl court decided to put under community control the 20 individuals, who in June 2016 hindered the peaceful march of Ukrainians in Przemysl, as Radio Poland informs. The post 112. ua: Nationalists hindering peaceful Ukrainian march in Poland convicted appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Scott Dwyer appointed as Group COO at Atrium

Scott Dwyer has been promoted to the position of Group COO at shopping center owner, operator and re-developer Atrium European Real Estate, effective October 1 2017. He will combine the new position with his current position of the company’s CEO in Poland. Dwyer has been the CEO of Atrium in Poland ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Dentons leases 5,600 sqm in Elektrownia Powiśle in Warsaw

Law firm Dentons has leased approximately 5,600 sqm of office space in the Elektrownia Powiśle mixed-use complex, which a fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners and White Star Real Estate are now developing in the Powiśle area of downtown Warsaw. The tenant, who was advised by JLL during the negot...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

GTC with €27.5 mln Q2 net profit

WSE-listed real estate developer GTC had €27.5 million net profit in Q2, up by 45.8 percent y/y growth. Revenues amounted to €28.2 million, a 0.6 percent growth y/y.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Sygnity reaches deal with creditors

WSE-listed IT company Sygnity signed a standstill agreement with its creditors that would open the door for reaching a debt restructuring agreement by October 31, Sygnity said in a market filing.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

MCI with Q2 profit, after last year’s loss

WSE-listed venture capital fund MCI had a PLN 36.71 million Q2 profit, compared to PLN 16.24 million loss last year, the company said in its financial report.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

PCC Rokita Q2 profit grows

WSE-listed chemical firm PCC Rokita recorded a consolidated net profit of PLN 41.51 million in Q2, up from PLN 35.61 million last year. Revenues amounted to PLN 325.33 million compared to PLN 267.45 million a year earlier.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Volunteers from seven countries clearing historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

WARSAW, Poland , An international group of 18 volunteers, aided by seven volunteer Polish scouts from Poznan, is cleaning a Jewish cemetery in Warsaw that is among the world's largest. The work on the Okopowa Street cemetery, which was founded in 1806 and has over 80,000 identified gravestones, began last week and will ...

- JTA - US

UNIAN: Three Poles attack Ukrainian in Gdansk

Three Poles have beaten a Ukrainian citizen in the Polish city of Gdansk due to his nationality, Radio Poland reported, citing Gazeta Wyborcza. The post UNIAN: Three Poles attack Ukrainian in Gdansk appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Three Poles attack Ukrainian in Gdansk

Three Poles have beaten a Ukrainian citizen in the Polish city of Gdansk due to his nationality, Radio Poland reported, citing Gazeta Wyborcza.

- UNIAN - UA

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson Unveils Poster, Trailer for his Venice/Toronto-Bound 'Under The Tree'

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, the Icelandic director of “Either Way” and “Paris of the North,” is unveiling the trailer and poster of his anticipated third feature “Under the Tree” which is set to play at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. “Under the Tree” is produced by ...

- Variety - US

Oakville, Ont., council to vote on heritage protection for Glen Abbey golf course

Glen Abbey owner ClubLink has proposed development that would see the course become a mix of some 3,200 residential units as well as office and retail space.

- Global News - CA

The economic and moral case for global open borders

Few politicians are prepared to back a policy of free movement everywhere. Perhaps they should.  Across the world, borders are being closed, not opened. In the US, Donald Trump has vowed to halve immigration to 500,000 and to cap the number of refugees at 50,000. In the UK, the Conservative government has reaffirmed its ...

- New Statesman - UK

August 21, 1968: The Soviet-Led Invasion Of Czechoslovakia

Forty-nine years ago, Soviet troops and their Warsaw Pact allies invaded Czechoslovakia to bring an end to that country's brief period of political liberalization, called the Prague Spring. About 500,000 troops were involved in the invasion and occupation, during which 108 Czechoslovaks died and some 500 were wounded. The ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Volunteers clear historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

International volunteers learn about Judaism as they clean an historic Jewish cemetery.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

The economic and moral case for global open borders

Few politicians are prepared to back a policy of free movement, everywhere. Perhaps they should.  Across the world, borders are being closed, not opened. In the US, Donald Trump has vowed to halve immigration to 500,000 and to cap the number of refugees at 50,000. In the UK, the Conservative government has reaffirmed its ...

- New Statesman - UK

Volunteers from seven countries clear historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

WARSAW, Poland , An international group of 18 volunteers from Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, the Czech Republic and Turkey with the help of 7 volunteer Polish scouts from Poznan are cleaning a Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. The work on the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa Street in Warsaw began on August 16, ...

- JTA - US

Malaysia apologizes for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " Malaysia apologized to Indonesia on Sunday for an "unintentional" mistake in printing the Indonesian flag upside down in a souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games.The error made the red-and-white...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Malaysia apologizes for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " Malaysia has apologized to Indonesia for an "unintentional" mistake in printing the Indonesian flag upside down in a souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games.The error made the red-and-white...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nestle's Poland Spring duped US customers with common water, suit alleges

Nestle's Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that's pumped from some of Maine's most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises, according to a lawsuit. While Poland Springs says its water bottles contain "100 percent ...

- Stuff - NZ

Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland's

JAKARTA, Indonesia " Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ghelamco Poland joins prestigious CTBUH organization

Developer Ghelamco Poland has officially joined The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat , an international group of professionals involved in the construction of skyscrapers. The company is the first Polish member of the prestigious organization. According to Jeroen van der Toolen, th...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Russian Jews slam Moscow's exclusion from Holocaust memorial project in Poland

, A leader of Russian Jews called on Poland to avoid any exclusion of Russia from an international forum that is responsible for preserving for educational purposes the former Nazi death camp of Sobibor. Mikhael Mirilashvili, the president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, issued the call Sunday, following claims by ...

- JTA - US

Oakville council to vote on heritage designation intent for Glen Abbey Golf Club

Glen Abbey owner ClubLink has proposed development that would see the course become a mix of some 3,200 residential units as well as office and retail space

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Shining a light on media capture, press freedom in the digital age

The last couple of years have not been good for freedom of expression. The governments of Poland, Hungary and Turkey have become increasingly authoritarian and – like leaders in the Balkans, China and Russia – increasingly eager to control public discourse.

- The Daily Star - LB

PGNiG looking for more upstream assets

WSE-listed gas giant PGNiG hopes to increase its investment levels in H2, compared with H1 when it spent PLN 1.5 billion, the company said. “We’re analyzing the possibilities of increasing output in Norway,” company’s Deputy CEO Michał Pietrzyk said. For the whole year, the CAPEX stands at PLN 5.7 ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

PZU expects PLN 200 mln in claims after last week’s storms

WSE-listed, state-owned insurer PZU has received 26k claims following storms last week so far, and estimates potential damages at around PLN 200 million, company’s CEO Paweł Surówka said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Budimex with PLN 396 mln deals for S3 road

WSE-listed builder Budimex won two tenders worth PLN 395.8 million combined for the construction of two segments of the S3 road. First, PLN 293.1 million deal concerns the part linking Brzozowo with Mielno, while the second, PLN 102.7 million contract is for the Miekowo-Rześnica section.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Industrial production up by 6.2% in July – GUS

The industrial production in July increased by 6.2 percent y/y, while m/m it contracted by 8.5 percent, according to Central Statistics Office GUS.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Retail sales grow 7.1% in July – GUS

Retail sales increased in July by 7.1 percent year-on-year and 0.6 percent m/m, according to GUS. Market consensus prepared by the Polish Press Agency , saw the sales increase by 7.4 percent y/y and 1.1 percent m/m.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Apartment construction up in July - GUS

In July, developers launched construction on 18,283 apartments, a 21.6 percent increase year-on-year and 18.2 percent drop month-on-month, statistics office GUS said. In the same month, 15,151 apartments were delivered and permits for 20,649 apartmen...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Nextbike to debut on NewConnect on Wednesday

Public bike sharing operator Nextbike Polska will debut on NewConnect on Wednesday, August 23, the company said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

PiS, PO support drops - poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place now, 36 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice , while 18 percent would vote for Civic Platform . PiS support declined by 2 percent, while PO's dropped by 1 percent.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Tauron upholds its PLN 4 bln CAPEX target

WSE-listed utility Tauron upheld its PLN 4 billion CAPEX target for this year, after spending PLN 1.5 billion in the first six months of the year. “We are reiterating our 2017 investment spending declarations at PLN 4 billion, which means that our CAPEX will rise in the second half of the year. This...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Synthos with PLN 112 mln H1 profit drop due to impairment

WSE-listed chemicals group will suffer a PLN 112 million reduction in H1 net profits as a result on impairments to assets purchased from Ineos, Synthos said in a market filing. “Assumptions relating to both sales prices and negotiating power at the purchase side are not reflected in the results and ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Prize-winning Polish-US playwright Janusz Glowacki dies

WARSAW, Poland " Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who won top prizes for his bitter, ironic analysis of the difficult lives of immigrants, died Saturday at 78.His wife, actress Olena Leonenko-Glowacka,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki dies at 78

WARSAW, Poland " The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78.Popular in New York and Polish artistic and intellectual circles, Glowacki was the author of award-winning...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Poland Spring Water Is 'Colossal Fraud': Suit

Nestle's Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn't the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a "colossal fraud," 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the "100% Natural Spring Water" is actually "ordinary groundwater" drawn from...

- Newser - US

Malaysia apologizes for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's

Malaysia apologized to Indonesia on Sunday for an unintentional' mistake in printing the Indonesian flag upside down in a souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games. The post Malaysia apologizes for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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