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Unsafe road traffic conditions in the countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA), including Ukraine, have tremendous adverse implications for their economic and social well-being, says a recent World Bank report presented today in Kyiv. Treating road safety victims is imposing an increasingly unbearable burden on these countries’ health and social services. Road traffic injuries are a major cause of death and disability, affecting young and working-age groups of society in particular, and ECA countries need to act now to prevent injuries and save lives, suggest World Bank experts.Read Article
The global economic recovery continues to advance, but Europe’s debt crisis has created new hurdles on the road to sustainable medium term growth, cautions the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects 2010.
In 2009 the Polish private healthcare market was worth PLN 27.9bn (€6.4bn), up by ca. 8% on 2008, according to the latest report by PMR, a research and consulting company, entitled “Private healthcare market in Poland 2010. Development forecasts for 2010-2012”. Private healthcare market comprises payments for drugs and medical equipment directly from patients’ pockets, cost of rehabilitation, diagnostic tests and doctor’s appointments covered directly from patients’ pockets, subscriptions offered by medical companies together with occupational healthcare services, health insurance offered by insurance companies, undocumented payments (grey economy), e.g. so-called tokens of gratitude for medical staff and other payments covered directly by patients.
The financial cost of the recent wave of floods in Poland could amount to up to one percent of GDP according to an article published by Polski Radio.
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Grzegorz Brzoska of the Warsaw based brand design agency Salt Pepper sees a trend in packaging towards simplicity. They have worked with the Bakoma range in producing over 100 packages.
Agnieszka Czarnecka of Krakow based Art and Craft Brand Solutions explains what in her opinion Polish brand owners are looking for in terms of design.
Wander Reijinders of Goglio explains at the Taropak fair in Poznań how his company offers a full service meaning both equipment and packaging materials.
Jacques Reynders of the Belgian Reynders Labelling company thinks that Poland is a good country to do business in. Here he talks about the company's new plant in central Poland.
Guiseppe Conti of the LIASA company from Italy but based in Spain explains how his pallet box aimed for industrial users is gaining new markets.
Akis Kastanopoulos of Alfa from Greece shows a new packaging innovation - a biodegradable plastic type tray that can be used directly in the oven.
Marek Rosłon, managing director of Pakmar in Piaseczno tells Alan Heath of what his company is doing and shows some of its product range. He talks also about his move into PLA biodegradeable plastic. This interview was filmed at the Intercharm cosmetics and beauty trade fair in Warsaw on 24 May 2007.
The Italian Lumson, manufacturer of high end packaging products for the cosmetics industry is targetting Poland. Here international sales manager Mirko Cochi explains something of the company's products and why it is looking to the Polish market. (more)
Robert Posavec, sales manager of Strazaplastika of Hum na Sutli in Croatia speaks of his company's products, its history and hopes for the Polish market.
Ferdinand Gutbrod, export manager of Seufert Transparente Verpackungen explains why his company has opened an office in Warsaw as well as something about his company and its product range.