Poland will spend EUR30bn to fight smog

Smog in Warsaw, Poland (Radek Kołakowski, CC BY)

EUR210m invested in 320 start-ups in Latvia

Gambling comes back to Bratislava

Poland

Poland will spend EUR30.bn in ten years on tools aiming to improve air quality. On June 7th, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced “Clean Air Program”. According to Mr. Morawiecki, the country’s smog problems should be solved by 2028.

The Polish Radio reports that the “Clean Air Program” would include funds for improving the energy efficiency of homes and that “Poles, who cannot afford such tools would be entitled to subsidies”.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) among Europe’s 50 most polluted cities, 33 are in Poland.

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Latvia

The Baltic Course informs that there are 320 start-ups in Latvia. According to Latvia’s Economy Ministry, the total investments in those companies reached EUR210m.

“Latvia has created a regulation for development of start-ups that is unique in Europe. In the last two years I, as the minister, have made major effort to develop a start-up ecosystem which by now has attracted global attention, including from venture capitalists and accelerators, also from Germany,” said Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens.

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Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator informs that gambling returns to Slovakia’s capital. As reported, the Regional Court in Bratislava reversed the ban on gambling and ruled that “the ban did not comply with the law”. The gaming centers can continue operating in the city.

The portal quotes Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal, expressing his dissatisfaction with the verdict: “The wishes of 136,000 Bratislavans, as well as all opponents of gambling in our city, have been trampled”. Mr Nesrovnal announced the city will take the case to the Supreme Court.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,279.38 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 8,277.79 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s down 0.14 per cent d/d and down 4.71 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 37,157.46 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 37,401.25 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.66 per cent d/d and up 6.79 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,829.77 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 1,830.83 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and up 2.25 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1,047.16 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 1,047.21 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s 0.00 per cent change d/d and up 22.80 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,249.50 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 1,250.58 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.09 per cent d/d and up 11.34 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 711.77 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 710.12 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s down 0.23 per cent d/d and up 19.51 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,073.27 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 1,078.38 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.48 per cent d/d and up 7.24 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 334.72 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 337.83 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.93 per cent d/d and up 9.88 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 634.18 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 631.71 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s down 0.39 per cent d/d and down 7.25 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,635.86 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 1,646.32 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.64 per cent d/d and up 63.44 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,256.67 index points Wednesday, June 6th to 2,270.75 index points Thursday, June 7th. It’s up 0.62 per cent d/d and down 1.64 per cent y/y.

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