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The Market Before the Market in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
John Feffer

In the 1980s, economist Marcin Swiecicki was at the center of the discussions over the path of economic reform in Poland. We talked about his perspective on the economic changes that took place after 1990, his accomplishments as mayor, and his view of the political situation today in Poland.

Romania's Missed Opportunity

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
John Feffer

Could Romania have caught up with the rest of the region if it hadn't delayed implementing economic reforms? "It definitely would have lost fewer years than otherwise," Negrescu responded.

Poland's Extraordinary Economic Transformation

Barry D. Wood | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Poland and Germany -- with a long history of conflict -- are very close partners. Chancellor Angela Merkel was instrumental in elevating Poland's conservative Prime Minister Donald Tusk to becoming the next president of the EU council.

Keep the Pressure on Greece

Barry D. Wood | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Greece's unwieldy coalition government that took office after elections in June is facing its first big challenge.

Poland as Number One

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Poland is the Cinderella of the world economy. A ruin of decayed communism 20 years ago, it was the only European economy to register growth in 2009.