As Poland produces over 80 per cent of its electricity from bituminous coal and lignite, and Polish power stations are often obsolete, Poland has the biggest energy problem in the EU.
The governing Law and Justice (PiS) is weighing up legislation that could swing Poland’s energy mix in the direction of coal, shale and possibly biomass.
Polish GDP will grow 3.8 per cent in 2016.
FinMin: Government debt up to CZK1.673tri.
The economy contracts.
The European Union introduces the so-called Market Stability Reserve. This is bad news for Poland, because it means an increase of energy prices.