Poland with the new Prime Minister: Mateusz Morawiecki

Mateusz Morawiecki (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, Public domain)

USD200m from the World Bank for the Western Balkans

Lithuania: the number of airports’ passengers grows

Poland

Poland will have a new Prime Minister – Mateusz Morawiecki. Yesterday, Beata Szydło, who’s been serving as the Prime Minister for the last two years, resigned. Mr. Morawiecki, who was a Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Development was proposed by the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) as the new chief of cabinet.

The Polish Radio writes about Mr. Morawiecki’s CV – “49 years old, an ex-banker, who has crafted an ambitious Plan for Responsible Development. Last year the government announced that billions of PLN would be injected into the economy over the next 25 years under the long-term economic plan  for the country.”

The new cabinet of Mr. Morawiecki is supposed to be appointed on Tuesday, December 12th.

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Western Balkans

The Western Balkans will get up to USD200m from the World Bank. The money will fund the projects that will improve trade and boost the development of transport in the region. Novinite.com reports on a meeting of the leaders of the Western Balkans that took place in Sofia (Bulgaria). Ms. Georgieva said that the World Bank, together with the region’s leaders, will look closely at the transport links and the potential of the IT sector in the region. “With regard to transport links, what we want to see is the movement of goods and people in our region, there are better infrastructure and the introduction of intelligent technologies to turn physical queues into virtual ones. To create one-stop shops for each border and procedures that allow trade to go faster and make it bigger,” she said.

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Lithuania

The Baltic Course reports that in the period January-November 2017 Lithuanian airports served a total of 4.835 million passengers. It’s up 9.2 per cent y/y. Also the total arrivals and departures by local and foreign-owned aircraft grew by 4.9 per cent (reaching 51,200).

The busiest airport was Vilnius airport – accounting for 71 per cent of the total number of passengers. Nevertheless in the period mentioned a decline in passenger traffic was observed there (the number of passengers dropped by 2.7 per cent). Traffic soared at Kaunas Airport and at Palanga Airport.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 7,676.82 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 7,671.61 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.07 per cent d/d and up 11.60 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 37,591.53 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 38,348.20 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s up 2.01 per cent d/d and up 27.18 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,853.23 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 1,850.00 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.17 per cent d/d and down 4.64 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1,026.59 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 1,020.83 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.56 per cent d/d and up 37.47 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,226.68 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 1,227.28 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s up 0.05 per cent d/d and up 17.13 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 661.35 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 661.82 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s up 0.07 per cent d/d and up 18.34 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,053.15 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 1,055.92 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s up 0.26 per cent d/d and up 18.08 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 320.57 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 320.09 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.15 per cent d/d and up 4.96 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 666.31 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 665.37 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.14 per cent d/d and up 15.31 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,270.19 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 1,273.77 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s up 0.28 per cent d/d and up 58.70 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,394.67 index points Wednesday, December 6th to 2,393.34 index points Thursday, December 7th. It’s down 0.06 per cent d/d and up 26.66 per cent y/y.

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