Polish News Summary: Waste Imports, Black Friday Rights, Nuclear Power Plant, and VAT Debate

1. PiS Government Allows Import of Hundreds of Tons of Waste to Poland

The Polish government has approved the importation of 177,000 tons of waste to Poland, with 70% of it coming from Germany. This decision has sparked controversy and been criticized by many, as Poland is already struggling with the management of its own waste. The importation of hazardous waste has been seen as lacking morality and against the interests of Poland's environment. Read more

2. Black Friday and Consumer Rights in Poland

As Black Friday approaches, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Tomasz Chróstny, highlights consumer rights during this period. He reminds consumers that their rights for returns and refunds during Black Friday sales are the same as during regular sales periods. Online shoppers have 14 days to return a product, while traditional shoppers should check the return policy of the specific store they purchased from. He also emphasized that sellers should clearly inform customers about their return options. Read more

3. Last Days to Apply for "Dobry Start" Benefit

Parents have until November 30th to...

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Recent News from Poland: Praise for a Political Opponent, Industrial Production Growth

  1. Schreiber Praises Holownia, Engages in Conversation with Kaczynski
  • Lukasz Schreiber, a member of Law and Justice (PiS), praised Szymon Holownia, a political opponent and the new Marshal of the Sejm. After his speech, Schreiber was called over by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of PiS. There was speculation that Schreiber received a mild reprimand from Kaczynski. Schreiber clarified that Kaczynski simply explained that he did not request to speak during the previous session, contrary to Schreiber's belief.
  1. Recent Data on Polish Industrial Production: First Growth Since January
  • Industrial production in Poland increased by 1.6% year-on-year in October 2023, marking the first growth since January. After accounting for seasonal factors, the sold production of industry was 0.8% lower compared to the same month last year and 0.1% lower compared to September. The prices of industrial production in October 2023 decreased by 4.1% year-on-year and 0.5% month-on-month.
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