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Poland Arrests International Tobacco Smugglers

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Polish police arrested five alleged members of an international organized crime group involved in illegal trade of tobacco and seized over 39 million cigarettes, Europol announced. After an almost three years-long investigation supported by Europol, British and Italian authorities, Polish investigators detected that the group fictitiously exported legally-made cigarettes to avoid paying taxes and sold them on the black market. ... Read More »

Germany detains two after raids target Syrian-Polish smuggling gang

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BERLIN: Police raided sites in seven German states and detained two people in Berlin on Wednesday on suspicion of links to a gang smuggling Syrians through Poland to Germany, a federal police spokesman said. The suspects are accused of fraudulently obtaining Polish tourist visas for Syrians so they could fly to Poland from the Gulf and then cross into Germany ... Read More »

Heroin smuggling attempt foiled at Warsaw airport

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Authorities confiscated heroin with an estimated street value of PLN 200,000 (around EUR 46,000, USD 53,000) at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency. The drug was found in a false-bottom suitcase belonging to a 26-year-old Congolese woman who was travelling to Poland from Madagascar, according to IAR. The woman has been detained for three months. She ... Read More »

Smugglers Switch To Poland To Avoid Fortress Europe

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Moving to outflank the fences and walls of Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, people smugglers are now inserting their customers into Germany from the unguarded East. The border between Germany and Poland, now totally open thanks to the Schengen borderless internal zone is becoming increasingly busy with illegal traffic as smugglers avoid Germany’s fortified southern borders. German newspaper Die ... Read More »

Heroin smuggling attempt foiled at Warsaw airport

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Authorities confiscated heroin with an estimated street value of PLN 200,000 (around EUR 46,000, USD 53,000) at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The drug was found in a false-bottom suitcase belonging to a 26-year-old Congolese woman who was travelling to Poland from Madagascar, according to IAR. The woman has been detained for three months. ... Read More »

Poland To Amend Minimum Tax On Commercial Property

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Poland has announced amendments to the minimum tax on commercial property, which are designed to align the measure with European Union state aid rules and reduce opportunities for tax avoidance. The minimum tax applies to income from ownership of certain high-value fixed assets at a rate of 0.035 percent per month of the initial value of the asset that exceeds ... Read More »

Deal done: Louisiana session ends with deep cuts stopped

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After a grueling, monthslong negotiation over how to balance the budget, Louisiana lawmakers on Sunday completed their third special legislative session this year with a deal that will avert hefty cuts to public colleges, tuition aid and most public safety programs. Senators gave final passage Sunday afternoon to a sales tax renewal bill that will raise $463 million for the ... Read More »

Brussels heads for showdown with Poland over rule of law

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Poland and Brussels are poised for a showdown in their battle over the EU’s power to sanction member states accused of sliding into authoritarianism or corruption. Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s vice-president, will hold last-ditch talks in Warsaw on Monday ahead of a crucial EU hearing on Poland’s observance of the rule of law — potentially opening the way to ... Read More »

Poland asks Trump to establish military base on Russian border to deter Moscow

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Poland has asked Donald Trump to set up a permanent military base in the country to shore up its defences against Russia – a step that would anger Moscow if it went ahead. The Polish government has offered to pay $2bn (£1.5bn) to establish the joint armoured division, which would have 15,000 US troops and 250 tanks and armoured vehicles. ... Read More »

Piotr Krowka murder: Three teens arrested in Maghera

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Detectives investigating the murder of a homeless man in Maghera, County Londonderry, have arrested three teenagers. The body of 36-year-old Piotr Krowka, a Polish national, was found in a former parochial house on Glen Road in April. Three teenagers, aged between 16 and 17, were detained in Maghera on Tuesday on suspicion of withholding information. Two have been released pending ... Read More »

Poland offers US up to $2B for permanent military base

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Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet. The Polish offer reflects a long-standing desire in Warsaw to build closer security relations with the U.S. and put American boots on the ground. The push ... Read More »

Polish court rules on fast food VAT rate

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WARSAW: Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) has ruled that a Poland-based fast food outlet must impose a value-added tax (VAT) rate of 8% which contradicts its earlier practice of applying a 5% rate. The ruling could pave the way for a price hike by local fast food chains. Read More »

Man acquitted after serving 18 years in Polish prison for rape and murder of teenager he did not commit

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A man falsely imprisoned for 18 years over the rape and murder of a teenager has been acquitted by Poland’s supreme court. Judges ruled Tomasz Komenda could not have committed the crime after advanced forensic techniques shed new light on the evidence. The 42-year-old, who gave a cry of relief after the verdict was announced, said life in prison was ... Read More »

EU demands action by Poland’s government to protect rule of law

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Poland could be put in the dock by the EU within weeks over its failure to protect the independence of the country’s judiciary if its rightwing government fails to convince Brussels that it has backtracked on its most controversial legal changes. A meeting of ministers from the 28 member states on Monday was told by Frans Timmermans, the vice-president of ... Read More »

Poland ranks 27th in World Bank’s Doing Business Report

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In the newest edition of the World Bank’s Doing Business report, which compares conditions for doing business in 190 countries of the world, Poland ranks 27th. Compared to other countries, Poland is doing well in the areas of trading across borders and access to credit. On the other hand, there is still a room for improvement in the areas of ... Read More »

Poland to vote on law limiting kosher slaughter prompting Jewish backlash

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Poland’s government has proposed a new law that would limit kosher slaughter, in a move that has provoked a global outcry from the Jewish community. The animal welfare bill will seek to impose significant limits on the technique and would enforce “restrictions on exporting kosher meat from Poland, which would affect a very large part of the Jewish communities in ... Read More »

EU budget sets up clash with Poland and Hungary

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[BRUSSELS[ The European Union unveils plans Wednesday for its first post-Brexit multi-year budget facing a looming clash with Poland and Hungary over a proposal to link funds to respect for the rule of law. Warsaw and Budapest, locked in battle with Brussels over democratic standards and their refusal to accept refugees, oppose any attempt to impose conditions on the billions ... Read More »

Poland Drops 1 Percent Levy on Cryptocurrency Sales Following Furor

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WARSAW: The sale and conversion of cryptocurrency aren’t subject to a 1 percent civil law levy, but personal income tax will continue to apply, Polish Deputy Finance Minister Pawel Gruza said at a news briefing on April 20. He spoke following a meeting with representatives of cryptocurrency traders and investors. His comments come more than two weeks after the Polish ... Read More »

Poland sees fiscal deficit rising to 2.1 pct of GDP in 2018

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WARSAW: Poland expects its 2018 fiscal deficit to rise to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) from 1.5 percent last year and then fall to 1.5 percent in 2019, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) daily said citing Poland’s annual update of the convergence plan. The plan, which Poland submits to the European Commission, also assumes economic growth will fall to ... Read More »

Poland to amend minimum tax on commercial property

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WARSAW: Poland has announced amendments to the minimum tax on commercial property, which are designed to align the measure with European Union state aid rules and reduce opportunities for tax avoidance. Introduced on January 1, 2018, the minimum tax applies to income from ownership of certain high-value fixed assets at a rate of 0.035 percent per month of the initial ... Read More »