Letter from Poland… SEC Newgate CEE stands with Ukraine

By Ewa Grabek At first, everyone gave their all. We have never seen our country so united and eager to help before. This huge, nation-wide movement to provide attacked Ukrainians with shelter, healthcare, food and necessities, jobs or even military equipment lasted for the first few weeks of the war. The whole world witnessed countless…

Letter from… Poland

By Karol Poznański Pandemic fatigue has finally taken its toll on Poland and other CEE countries. There is little confidence left since the first wave in Spring 2020 when the region – mostly due to early and severe lockdowns – saw pretty low numbers of people infected because of COVID-19. Now numbers are soaring, healthcare…

Letter from… Warsaw

By Barbara Czerniawska, Martis Consulting (Part of SEC Newgate) As of 6 July 2020, we have 36,155 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Poland (with 1,528 deaths and 24,238 recoveries). The number of new cases is still high: 250. How badly has the coronavirus infected the Polish economy? According to a survey conducted among company managers,…

Letter from… Warsaw

By Barbara Czerniawska, Director, Martis Consulting The Polish economy is slowly restarting. In April, we posted a 25-percent crash in industrial production but now, with the gradual lifting of restrictions starting from early May, we do hope to return to normality sooner rather than later. Some data suggests that we should be optimistic – thanks…