Immediate effects and actions (coping with supply chain disruptions and other immediate effects)

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Charter flights to Poland with Ukrainian employees

On June 6 second charter flight from Kiev to Warsaw will take place for Ukrainian employees. Flights are associated with the constantly growing demand of Polish employers for employees from Ukraine, as well as the growing interest of Ukrainian citizens in employment in Poland. Long-term employment...
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Computers in Poland

Sales of computers in Poland have increased by around 30 % in recent months. In the wake of the pandemic and the related restrictions, many Poles have been forced to work in home office mode. Since mid-March, the children started remote learning. And it is these two issues that may be the basis of...
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UNWTO Global Guidlines to Restart Tourism

On the 28th May, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to...
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COVID-19 BCG Perspectives - facts, scenarious and actions for leaders

With many countries entering the 'Fight' phase, business leaders must move from crisis response to performance transformation. By definition, transformations are holistic and cover the entire company; managing cash and liquidity and driving cost take-out are imperative. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)...
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Asia’s supply chain dynamics shifting in the wake of Covid-19

Changes in APAC’s manufacturing supply chains are being accelerated by the impact of the global health pandemic, pushing both Swedish companies and their international counterparts to mitigate risks and consider diversification. Asia’s global dominance in the manufacturing supply chain remains solid...
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Wedding industry during pandemic Covid19

The wedding industry counts losses. Most of the weddings have been postponed until next year and some have been cancelled. The value of the wedding market in Poland exceeds PLN 7 billion per year (about 190,000 marriages are concluded annually). For a large group of people who live from the services...
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Shopping malls in the world post - Covid19

Throughout Poland, only grocery stores and beauty supply stores could operate in shopping malls during pandemic Covid19 for over two months. In the second stage of loosening the restrictions, clothing stores could finally be opened. However, they are struggling with a difficult situation after about...
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EU Budgetary And Financial Response To The Coronavirus Crisis

The European Parliament Research Service Blog has published an overview of EU budgetary response to the covid-19 crisis - some already decided upon, some proposed, such as 2 trilion eur recovery package distributed mostly through grants (over which Parliament will maintain scrutiny) rather than...
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Mining sector in Poland

For some time now, the disease curve has been growing day by day in Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship (where there are most mines in the country). Most of the diseases occurred among miners and their families. The situation is now slowly starting to calm down, and five mines that had previously...
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Air Transport & covid

Air Transport was one of the hardest hit sectors by the covid-19 crisis. In 2019, 408 thousand persons aged 20-64 were employed in the air transport sector in the European Union (EU), representing an 11% increase compared with 2018. These workers accounted for 0.2% of total employment in the EU...
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BPO & IT Services, UK Energy Sector

Customer engagement is critical during the Covid-19 pandemic, as organisations across every industry look to connect, engage, reassure, and supply their customer base. In this time of uncertainty and disruption, Irish BPO and IT companies have demonstrated impressive flexibility in providing their...
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Polish education after Covid19

On 18 May 2020, Poland began the third stage of easing the restrictions introduced due to the Covid pandemic19 and an attempt to return to normal functioning of subsequent public institutions. At this stage, many changes have occurred in the area of science and care. The care allowance for parents...