Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Polish business to spend more on digital transformation

Polish companies plan to significantly increase expenditure on new technologies. More than half of large and medium-sized enterprises in the financial, commercial, logistics and...

The Future of Biogas and Biomethane in Poland’s Energy Transition

Welcome to another episode of Poland Weekly! Today, we're exploring a pivotal topic for our future: the energy transition. This challenge is essential for...

Migration in Poland: Economic Impact vs. Public Perception

The actual scale of migration and its impact on the economy can often be quite different from how citizens perceive these phenomena. In 2024, approximately...

Jazz in the Old Town

The Old Town square in Warsaw once again became the concert heart of the capital. The jubilee 30th edition of the Jazz in the...

Surrealism outdoor

This year’s edition of the outdoor cinema at the National Museum in Warsaw is a journey through the film surrealism featuring works of various...

CPK Included In EU’s Trans-European Transport Network

The European Parliament Transport Committee has put Poland’s Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (or Solidarity Transport Hub) on the list of EU’s strategic investments. The new CPK airport with its roads and railways node is included in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) together with 38 other Polish airports, maritime ports and rail/road terminals. TEN-T is the EU’s programme combining the main road, railway, aquatic and air routes, as well as intelligent systems intended to improve transport capacity, safety and environmental protection. The Transport Committee has submitted its proposal of a regulation on TEN-T to the European Parliament for voting. 
Polish CPK airport to be constructed 37 km west of Warsaw will be the greatest CEE transfer hub integrating air, rail and road transport to the largest Polish cities in less than 2.5 hours and also to other major locations across CEE. In the first phase the airport can serve 40 million passengers per year with two runways operational in 2028. The project is expected to cost about € 8 billion and employ over 150,000 people. Its strategic investor is Vinci Airports and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, and the Master Architect is Foster Partners and Buro Happold. Construction of Warsaw-Łódź line will be funded by EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) at € 64 million.

Marek Gizmajer
Marek Gizmajer
High-tech journalist