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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

Climate:
- temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation;
- mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;

Macro indicators 
* 2018 estimates
Surface:312,696km2
Population*:38.0million
Pop. density*:121.5people/km2
GDP*:492.2EUR billion
GDP/capita*:12,960.2EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Zloty
Code: PLN
Since: 1994

Exchange rates at December 31st:
1 EUR = 4.3000 PLN (2018)
1 EUR = 4.1709 PLN (2017)
1 EUR = 4.4240 PLN (2016)
1 EUR = 4.2615 PLN (2015)
1 EUR = 4.2623 PLN (2014)
1 EUR = 4.1472 PLN (2013)
1 EUR = 4.0882 PLN (2012)
1 EUR = 4.4168 PLN (2011)
1 EUR = 3.9603 PLN (2010)

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Latest news

GENERALI completed acquisition of Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland

GENERALI finalized the completion of the transaction with German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland. GENERALI has received the required approvals from all relevant regulatory bodies and competition authorities.

Green light for the Generali and Concordia merger in Poland

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority agreed to the merger of Generali Zycie and Concordia Capital. Maciej FEDYNA, Member of the Management Board of Generali Polska, will perform the function of President of the Management Board of the Concordia Polska Mutual Insurance Society.

Recent floods from intensive rainfall in southern Poland resulted in massive mobilization from local authorities and insurance companies. Insurers took special measured to make claims liquidation faster and easier for those affected by the weather conditions.

POLAND: Gothaer TU rebrands to Wiener TU VIG

Gothaer's Polish subsidiary announced rebranding under the name Wiener TU VIG, after the German company was officially bought by Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) at the end of February 2019. The shift towards the new name and logo should be complete by the end of June this year.


POLAND: KNF drew attention over Motor insurance premiums

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) emphasized the adequacy of motor insurance premiums, for class 3 (Casco/Motor Hull) and class 10 (mandatory MTPL), since this group constitutes a significant part of the Polish market portfolio.

POLAND: Warta implementing two A.I. projects

Poland-based insurance company Warta is working on two artificial intelligence solutions aiming to improve interactions between the company and customers for claims reporting. The software uses voice and image recognition and will be fully operational in the second half of this year.











VIG completes the acquisition of GOTHAER TU in Poland

Austrian insurer VIG expanded its non-life presence on the Polish market by acquiring 100% shares of GOTHAER Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen (Gothaer TU). The transaction was closed on 28th February 2019 following approval by the local authorities.