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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

Climate:
- temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation;
- mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;


Macro indicators (* 2018 estimates)
Surface:312,696km2
Population*:-million
GDP*:-EUR billion
GDP/capita*:-EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004


Currency: Zloty
Code: PLN
Since: 1994

Exchange rates at December 31st:

1 EUR = 4.3000 PLN (2018)
1 EUR = 4.1709 PLN (2017)
1 EUR = 4.4240 PLN (2016)
1 EUR = 4.2615 PLN (2015)
1 EUR = 4.2623 PLN (2014)
1 EUR = 4.1472 PLN (2013)
1 EUR = 4.0882 PLN (2012)
1 EUR = 4.4168 PLN (2011)
1 EUR = 3.9603 PLN (2010)


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POLAND: Grupa Europa launches mobile screen protection insurance

Insurer Grupa Europa, subsidiary of the global bancassurance giant Talanx International will sell mobile screen insurance policy in Poland, the company announced. The insurance will be offered through the company's app - Screenity, which could be added to existing banking apps or pre-installed on devices, the company said.



POLAND's storms to cost insurers millions: report

Insurance companies in Poland may have to pay out a staggering PLN 400 million (EUR 93.5 million, USD 110 million) in compensation for damages caused by a series of severe storms that hit the country earlier this month, a newspaper has reported.


POLAND: Orange raises price, cover of phone insurance

Orange Poland amended the conditions of the insurance service Orange Smart Care, which covers service costs for repair of a broken smartphone. Previously the limit for repair cost reimbursement was PLN 700 a year and the service cost PLN 7.98 a month. Now the operator increases the coverage to PLN 800 a year and the service will cost PLN 8.99 a month.

POLAND's Insurance Sector to Grow in 2017 But Profitability Under Pressure

Recently, two contradictory trends have been shaping the insurance market in Poland. The life insurance segment has remained in a downturn, as it continued to suffer from tighter regulatory environment in multiple areas, including: consumer protection, distribution, fiscal treatment etc. Moreover, an overall negative sentiment around insurance investment products and low interest rate environment have not helped new product sales. By contrast, the non-life segment has seen significant growth in new premium collection. This could be attributed mostly to surging car insurance premium, which has been an effect of both: increasing tariffs and a higher number of contracts.