By 2020, Poland will have received more than 80 billion euros from the EU. Despite the aid, Brussels is largely unpopular in the country. What does this mean for the country’s economic growth?
EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland's PiS government could push the country out of the bloc if it stops being a net benefactor of EU funds. Relations between Brussels and Warsaw are at an all-time low.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his new Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz have come out of their first meeting on friendly footing. But behind the happy faces, serious disagreements remain.
The German economy expanded by over 2 percent in 2017, beating results for the previous year despite fewer working days. The statistics office said growth was boosted by high employment and larger investments.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, in a bid to avert possible sanctions, has announced cabinet changes before meeting with EU officials. He has replaced the foreign and defense ministers but the justice minister will stay.
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