Posts Tagged ‘Polish constitutional crisis’

  1. Putinist rhetoric in Poland

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    April 10, 2016 by AK

    The Lavrov argument – “Who are you to f—ing lecture me?” – makes a certain sense when the lecturer is currently acting in ways similar to the auditor. Otherwise, it seldom works. Being lectured by David Miliband must be torture – but hey, so what? “Your grandfather was a Nazi” is also used from time to time – by Moscow against …
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  2. S&P’s downgrade of Polish debt: sounds familiar

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    January 31, 2016 by AK

    For those willing to read beyond the first paragraph, S&P provided a detailed list of Poland’s fiscal risks in their downgrade note (linked by Puls Biznesu). The nationalists’ fiscal preferences have already begun to show, according to Moody’s: Moody’s has warned that Poland’s incoming bank tax threatens the profitability and credit ratings of the country’s lenders. Fitch analysts are also warning against fiscal …
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  3. S&P’s downgrade of Poland was well-founded

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    January 30, 2016 by AK

    There has been much wailing from certain quarters that S&P’s January 15 downgrade of Polish foreign-currency debt from A- to BBB+ was motivated by “politics” and had nothing to do with Poland’s economy. This argument does not make sense, and would still make none if “politics” were magically divorceable and insulable from “the economy” in …
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  4. The Kremlin’s Polish frenemies

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    January 22, 2016 by AK

    When I got back to Moscow after the winter vacation earlier this January, one of the first things I had heard (on the boring but, at least, non-government-owned FM station that pretends to focus on “business” but mostly babbles amateurishly about financial markets) was news from Poland. The Kremlin seems to influence the choice of subjects covered by private …
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