EU Workers government faces accusations it artificially lowered consumer prices, particularly for fuel and medicines, to give the central bank an excuse to make a crowd-pleasing interest rate cut ahead of the October 15 general election. The move has raised concerns that National Bank of Poland Governor Adam Glapinski, an appointee from the ruling Law and Justice party, is violating his institution’s cherished independence.

In July 2021, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the chamber lacked independence from the legislature and executive and ordered Poland to take measures to fix it. The decision triggered a political crisis with the EU, and the ECJ’s rulings are being blocked by the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland.

The ECJ’s judgment in the case is not final, but if it holds up, Poland will be banned from receiving European Union subsidies for six years, effectively putting the country out of business in the global economy. The decision will also trigger a number of other legal disputes with the EU over Poland’s handling of migrants and its treatment of journalists.

Transparency Matters: Ensuring Clarity in Interim Services Pricing in Poland

The INIMA report found that the percentage of women in interim roles in Europe remained flat, at a European average of 14%. Poland (30%), France (20%) and the UK (21%), are among the markets that see the highest proportion of women interims, while the Czech Republic (8%), Italy (9%) and Spain (5%) have lower rates. The report noted that day rates for interims vary across markets, with the average European figure being 999EUR.