Poland’s PM hopes Poles will return from the UK

Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Davos, Switzerland (Krystian Maj/KPRM, Public domain)

One of Europe’s largest wind power plants to open in Ukraine

Tallinn Airport with record year and expansion plan

Switzerland

“More and more are coming back from the UK and I’m pleased about that because there is a low level of unemployment in Poland. Give us our people back” Mr. Morawiecki told BBC. Poland’s PM also pointed out that Poland is better protected against Brexit than other countries. “Our monetary policy, which is conducted in Poland in a different way than by the European Central Bank or in other parts of the world, is always a protective measure,” he said visiting in Polish House pavilion in Davos. Mr Morawiecki held several meetings in Davos, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Meanwhile, also in Davos, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda hold bilateral talks with Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro. “In many cases, we have the same point of view in terms of politics, regarding ideological issues. We are both conservative politicians,” Mr. Duda said prior to the meeting.

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Ukraine

An agreement between the Norwegian company NBT, the French company Total Eren and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the Syvash project was signed during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The package of documents provides funding of EUR150m for the construction of the largest wind farm in Ukraine and one of the largest in Europe, with a total value of about EUR450m, the press service of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko reports. According to the agreement, by the end of 2019 a total 67 wind units will be built along the northern coast of the Syvash Lake. “This shows that Ukraine is open for business, because it has been reforming in the energy sector for several years now and moving towards the EU standards,” stressed Suma Chakrabarti, the EBRD President.

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Estonia

“A record of three million passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in 2018, which is 13.6 more y/y,” the state-owned airport company informed. Only in December 2018 a total of 221,900 passengers used Tallinn Airport, marking a 17.7 per cent increase y/y. 99 per cent were passengers of international flights. Passengers of domestic flights numbered 28,700, those on regular flights nearly 1.6 million and on non-regular flights 362,000, the company said. “In 2019, the airport will start planning a passenger terminal extension in order to service 5-6 million passengers per year in the future,” Tallinn Airport CEO Piret Mürk-Dubout announced. The Airport is forecasting at least 5 per cent increase in passengers this year.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 7180.28 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 7,141.56 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s down 0.72 per cent d/d and down 7.15 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40819.00 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 40891.00 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 0.18 per cent d/d and down 0.22 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,755.51 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 1,757.13 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 0.09 per cent d/d and down 3.85 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 975.63 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 988.57 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 1.33 per cent d/d and down 4.16 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1221.54 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 1222.03 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 0.04 per cent d/d and down 4.92 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 642.96 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 645.64 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and down 3.46 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1021.65 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 1017.70 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s down 0.39 per cent d/d and down 10.62 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 331.94 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s the same result as Wednesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 2.22 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 562.80 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 573.50 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s up 1.89 per cent d/d and down 18.87 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1,710.65 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s the same result as Wednesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 22.06 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2407.09 index points Wednesday, January 23rd to 2406.38 index points Thursday, January 24th. It’s down 0.03 per cent d/d and down 8.21 per cent y/y.

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