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Latest update : 2012-11-19

Outlook for Polish economy looking gloomy, five years after the rest of Europe

Poland is the only EU country to have maintained continuous growth for the last five years, although part of that success was due to the Euro 2012 football championships. With that party over, the economy started to wobble. The government has revised its growth targets downwards, but it's also declared that the infrastructural revolution must continue - even at the cost of running a higher deficit than planned - and is lobbying Brussels to keep the cash for such projects coming through.

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