Poland among the best countries for female workers

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Lithuanian floating solar power plant receives funding

Romania's opposition wants to ban Huawei

Poland

PwC has released its annual ranking of the representation and welfare of women in the workplace across 33 OECD countries. The Women in Work Index 2019 shows that progress in gender equality is slow and women in the OECD still face significant challenges and inequalities in the workplace. The pay gap persists and women are still under-represented in leadership positions.

According to PwC data Poland has advanced to 8th place in the ranking ahead of such countries as Germany, Canada and the United States. “In the last 16 years, Poland has advanced in the Index by ten places and this is one of the best results in the entire OECD. We have reduced the difference in the employment level of women and men, and the vast majority of women work full-time. Pay gap in Poland is also one of the lowest” Anna Sieńko, PwC Partner said. stressed.

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Lithuania

Experimental, floating photovoltaic solar power plant project in Kruonis, developed by a Lithuanian state-owned enterprise Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba, has received EUR235,000 from the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LBSA).

LBSA, together with the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, have decided to fund the project after considering 139 applications. 91 received grants. The floating solar power plant project has been rated as one among the best applications.

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Romania

Romania’s biggest opposition party will start a public inquiry into Huawei’s contribution to critical infrastructure and will try to ban it from 5G network development, due to security concerns, as an IT expert told Reuters agency.

Huawei and company officials have been accused of espionage by the authorities in the US, Australia, Poland and other countries. The group has repeatedly denied spying or intending to spy for the Chinese state. Huawei has been operating in Romania since 2003 and also has a development center in Bucharest.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from .16 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 7868.07 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 0.63 per cent d/d and down 6.81 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 41087.00 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 40625.00 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 1.12 per cent d/d and up 6.39 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,764.41 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 1,762.21 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 0.08 per cent d/d and down 2.30 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 988.18 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 988.29 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s up 0.01 per cent d/d and down 3.41 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1244.84 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 1247.33 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s up 0.36 per cent d/d and down 4.97 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 655.22 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 655.15 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 0.01 per cent d/d and down 4.22 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1080.53 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 1067.67 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 1.19 per cent d/d and down 4.07 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 341.56 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s the same result as Wednesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 2.07 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 583.00 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 584.00 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s up 0.17 per cent d/d and down 15.04 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1691.28 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 1690.05 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 0.07 per cent d/d and up 4.87 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2327.16 index points Wednesday, March 6th to 2308.48 index points Thursday, March 7th. It’s down 0.80 per cent d/d and down 2.17 per cent y/y.

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