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  • January 19, 2015 Vol. 12, No. 2

  • DINNER DANCE JUST 3 WEEKS AWAY

    We are grateful to all our members, friends and guests for making reservations for our 12th Annual Dinner Dance on February 9th. Without your continued support, we would never have been able to support our Foundation’s PromiseKids over the past 12 years. As we make our final preparations for the 12th Dinner Dance, we would like to recognize those companies and individuals that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our Foundation.
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  • GOVERNMENT TO HELP UNEMPLOYED PARENTS

    The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy plans to support parents who do not have health insurance. Help would be provided to unemployed mothers, students and those who work without an employment contract. As stated in the ministry's new plan, unemployed parents would be given a monthly grant of PLN 1,000 for a year after their child's birth, and last for 71 weeks as in the case of multiple pregnancies.
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  • RETAIL SALES RECORD DECLINE IN NOVEMBER

    The volume of retail sales in Poland inched down by 0.2 percent year-on-year in November, according to the monthly statistical bulletin issued by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). In month-on-month terms retail trade declined by 8.1 percent. When calculated in real terms (constant prices) retail sales grew by 1.4 percent y/y. The Polish Press Agency had expected retail trade growth of 1.7 percent y/y and a decline of 6.2 percent m/m.
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  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 11.4%

    The registered unemployment rate in Poland stood at 11.4 percent in November, according to data published last Tuesday by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). The figure is in line with an estimate released in early December by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.
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  • POLISH AIR POLLUTION WORSE IN THE EU

    The Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has published a report on the quality of the air in Poland. It is estimated that as many as 45,000 Poles die prematurely due to poor air quality. The poor air quality could also cost Poland up to PLN 4 billion in penalties from the EU.
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  • CORE INFLATION AT 0.4%

    Core inflation, excluding food and energy prices, amounted to 0.42 percent year-on- year in November, compared to 0.2 percent in October, the National Bank of Poland said on Tuesday. Inflation excluding state-controlled prices amounted to -0.9 percent y/y compared to -0.8 percent in October.
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  • DINNER DANCE

    Make your reservations for our 12th Annual Dinner Dance on February 9th. We are waiting for you call!
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  • HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR PROMISEKIDS

    Our Dollar a Day program may be just what you have been looking for and the PayPal method of delivering your money makes it so easy. We pay just about $1.00 to feed one hungry Polish child a hot-meal per school day, $20.00 per month, $200.00 per year.
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  • Feb 9

    FCSR Annual Dinner Dance, 18:30, Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom. Tickets on sale now. PLN 2400 per table of ten. Contact Natalie at FCSR Warsaw office for details.

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