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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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Latest news


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.





POLAND's PKN Q1 net profit seen jumping to USD 476 mln

Poland's biggest oil refiner, PKN Orlen, is expected to post a 466-percent jump in its first quarter net profit mainly thanks to insurance payment, fuel sales and oil prices, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The state-controlled oil firm is seen posting a bottom line of 1.9 billion zlotys (USD 476.42 million) compared to 337 million zlotys profit a year earlier, based on a forecast from eight banks and brokerages.

POLISH insurer PZU fires CEO

Polish insurance company PZU said on Wednesday that its supervisory board had dismissed its chief executive, Michal Krupinski. The firm, eastern Europe's largest insurer, did not give any reason for Krupinski's departure.

POLAND's PZU says will stick to dividend policy

Poland's state insurance firm PZU said on Thursday it would stick to its core strategies and keep paying dividends, as it watched its share price fall sharply a day after it fired its chief executive.



POLAND: UNIQA - New insurance available with SkyCash application

UNIQA TPL insurance is available with SkyCash since December 2016. This is another product, after a tourist cover, developed with the application users in mind. What is more, payments can be spread over as many as 12 instalments. Customers paying their instalments on time can also take advantage of a special promotion.

POLISH motor insurers face pressure to automate and streamline operations

Motor insurance constitutes a major part of the property/casualty insurance sector in Poland. Its market share, according to the latest figures from industry association Polska Izba Ubezpieczen (PIU), is 49.9% of gross written premium. Add to that joint indemnities for compulsory motor third-party liability insurance (MTPL) and voluntary insurance policies such as accident and theft (casco), the figure rises to 68.8%.


Michael KRUPINSKI, head of PZU, awarded "Insurance Manager of the Year 2016" in Poland

Michael KRUPINSKI, head of the Polish insurance leading group, PZU, has been awarded "Insurance Manager of the year 2016" by the national financial journal "Gazeta Bankowa", while the company won the "Most friendly insurance company" award in the category of motor insurance. The awards have been granted in recognition of PZU's impressing financial evolution last year, as well as of its customer centric culture.

STATISTICS: Poland 3Q2016: Motor insurance still unprofitable despite the increasing premiums

The descendant trend established during the previous quarters in the Polish insurance market continued in Q3, with GWP falling by another 2%, to EUR 9.44 billion. While the absolute driver of the falling trend was again the life insurance segment, it is worth noting also that given the slightly weaker domestic currency has also a saying in the matter. Denominated in Polish Zloty, the GWP figure only shows a stagnant trend.


POLAND: Financial Sector Reforms are Crucial for Sustained, Inclusive Growth

Financial sector development must go beyond improving access to bank credit. Financial systems should develop in a balanced way through both bank and nonbank subsectors, including capital markets, the insurance sector, and other nonbank financial institutions to properly support inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia, says a new World Bank report.