Economy: Poland is aging rapidly. In 1950, the median age was 25.8: half of the Polish population was younger, half older. Today it is 38.2. If current trends continue, it will be 51 by 2050. As the population is aging, it has also started to decline mainly due to low birth rates and continued emigration which is impacting the economy. The number of children born in Polish families is one of the lowest in Eastern Europe.
Poland has the fastest growing economy in the European Union thanks to coal. With this success comes bad news that the country is very polluted because of the thermal power plants. How Poland adjusts to upcoming and ongoing EU policies to reduce greenhouse gas and fossil fuels will go a long way in determining how Poland's economy can successfully grow. I am hoping things continue in a positive way for the Polish people and the economy.
The Keret house is the world's thinnest house, Warsaw, Poland, by architect Jakub Szczesny. The house is inspired by Israeli writer Etgar Keret who produced a collection of very short stories (such as "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door"). After hurdles of planning and construction permits, "We had heart attacks, one after another", the house is completed.
I personally think that Lublin is one of the most beautiful and most underrated cities in Poland. Located between Warsaw and the eastern border of the country it is the cultural, intellectual and economy center of the region. In past years I’ve been observing how many great events take place there, how fastly the city …