- “Germany decides to shut down all nuclear power plants by 2022 in the wake of Fukushima” and related posts (voxverax.blogspot.com)
- Photos: President Obama in Poland (whitehouse.gov)
- Obama: Poland Is Model for Arab Spring (newser.com)
I’m happy to give some publicity to this event, and if you book please credit us with the link-up.
Dear Quoracy.com subscribers,
Building on the success of our January event (attendee list attached below), we have developed a unique and targeted format for October, focusing on attracting more banking sector and municipal representatives.
The event will attract up to 50 municipalities and 100 leading international specialists to discuss and promote Municipal Projects in Poland and CEE.
CEE continues to offer investment opportunities and Municipal Projects are integral to sustained growth, with various mechanisms promoting development.
PPPs are an increasingly important financing mechanism, this event will highlight their potential bankability and compare PPPs against alternative public financing methods.
Key topics addressed include Public Debt, Public Fundraising and Financing mechanisms, and projects in Waste Management, Transport Infrastructure, Telecoms Infrastructure, Parking, Civic Buildings and Municipal Accommodation.
The event will have 2 core purposes:
- 1-day PPP capacity building workshop for Polish Municipal governments. Municipalities lack the effective capacity to plan, prepare and carry out PPP projects (this lack of capacity is also shown in standard public sector projects) this workshop aims to deal with this issue.
- 2 –day international investment conference to promote Poland’s (& CEE) municipal project pipeline (not just potential PPPs but all municipal projects).
So, where do you come in?
You can of course attend to hear about the latest developments in the market and take advantage of the excellent networking opportunities (options on the brochure), however there are a number of unique and specialist sponsorship opportunities available which may be of interest to your organisation.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org direct.
- Synagogue restorations garner awards in Poland (jta.org)
- Refund in Poland of VAT Paid in Another EU Country – TGC Legal Alert (quoracy.com)
In the same spirit as the preceding post, we decided to give more publicity to this seminar too, this time by Explanator from Poznan, a course in Polish on where the legal red line in the sand is with regards to the control of employees.
More and more Companies are tightening their governance procedures by monitoring the phone calls or emails of employees, chipping them with RFiD chips, putting satellite trackers on their cars, following their activities with close circuit television, sending private detectives round their houses when they are on sick leave to check that they are not malingering, imposing junta-style curfews on company flats, and copyrighting and secretly cloning their DNA. I even heard of one firm which had a person sitting next to the ladies’ toilets taking note of times in and times out of the breaks taken their by different people.
Other firms have begun replacing their employees with robots in order to increase control over them. Sometimes drivers will be faced with a robot taking credit cards and dispensing petrol at petrol stations which previously had real people working on the forecourt, and the robot is unable to say where they have gone and what happened to them.
There seems to be no end to the ways in which companies can use the startling array of new technologies available today in the struggle against international employee idleness.
But which of these activities are justifiable governance activities permitted in law, and which can be seen as an abuse of human rights? The answer, as far as Poland is concerned (we don’t have total harmonisation in the area in the EU – the harmonisation is general because of the Human Rights laws in the Constitution, but their enactment and application in National laws in member states still varies greatly).
TGC is able to help with these questions, when it comes to a practical example. You can contact TGC via us on email@example.com . A real person will contact you back and not a robot. Guaranteed.
Otherwise, this training by Explanator may help, too. Again, I haven’t tried them before, but I’m giving the plug in case it’s of interest to those of you with workforces in Poland, whether you speak Polish yourselves or have a Polish speaking HR director.
You don’t want to get this one wrong, by the way. Too little observation and you could appear too soft to some workforces, and some will take advantage. Too much, and you could find yourself in front of an unsympathetic judge. Or robocop.
Find out what you need to do before you embark on monitoring and controlling your people.
Chroniąc majątek firmy przed nieuczciwością pracowników przedsiębiorcy stosują różnorodne metody kontroli i monitoringu. Ale czy na pewno są one dopuszczalne? Czy kontrolując, nie przekraczamy granic prawa?.
Granice prawne kontroli pracowników
Skuteczne i zgodne z prawem metody kontrolowania pracowników i procedury w przypadku stwierdzenia nadużyć
Czas i miejsce szkolenia: WARSZAWA, 8 czerwca 2011 (środa)
Szczególnie polecamy następujące zagadnienia omawiane w trakcie szkolenia:
- procedury związane z wykrywaniem nadużyć pracowniczych
- poszanowanie dóbr osobistych i ochrona danych osobowych
- przeszukanie, monitoring GPS, kontrola korespondencji w praktyce firm… >>> więcej
Termin przyjmowania zgłoszeń upływa 2 czerwca, a liczba miejsc jest ograniczona.
EXPLANATOR, Podchorążych 33, 60-143 Poznań
Tel. (61) 855 01 12, Fax. (61) 855 00 78
- Poznań, Poland: Goats in a Clock (stevensirski.wordpress.com)
- Euro 2012 arena not ready for Poland-France game (usatoday.com)
- Poland shuts two stadiums in hooligan crackdown (reuters.com)
Polish: WALKA Z PRANIEM PIENIĘDZY PO NOWEMU – CZYLI O PROBLEMACH IMPLEMENTACJI NOWYCH ROZWIĄZAŃ W PRAKTYCE
Centrum Promocji Informatyki sent us this invitation to their event on impementation of new counter money laundering solutions, in the Polish language. This is a growing topic in governance so we’re ready to publish this on, here. I have no previous experience of CPI’s courses, but one can but try…
Organizujemy warsztaty p.t.:
WALKA Z PRANIEM PIENIĘDZY PO NOWEMU – CZYLI O PROBLEMACH IMPLEMENTACJI NOWYCH ROZWIĄZAŃ W PRAKTYCE
Ze względu na miejsce pracy prawdopodobnie mogą być Państwo zainteresowani tematyką szkolenia. Zgodnie z wymogami art.4 i art.10 ust. 2 ustawy z 18.07.2002 o świadczeniu usług drogą elektroniczną, niniejszym wysyłamy zapytanie, czy chce Pan(i) otrzymać informacje o programie i warunkach zaproszenia.
Aby otrzymać informacje organizacyjne należy odpowiedzieć na email wpisując w odpowiedź słowo „TAK” – oznaczające zgodę na przesyłanie informacji drogą elektroniczną.
Poniższe dane adresowe Centrum Promocji Informatyki mają wyłącznie charakter, umożliwiający identyfikację organizatora.
Centrum Promocji Informatyki sp. z o. o.
ul. Międzyborska 50, 04 -041 Warszawa
tel. /22/ 870 69 78, /22/ 871 85 51
fax /22/ 870 69 95, /22/ 871 85 56
- Terrible translation on the Kent County Council website – was it really a good choice to have a contract with Kent Top Temps on all the translation and interpreting services? (acgtranslation.wordpress.com)
- More Chows invade Poland – Warszawa, Poland (travelpod.com)
- Microsoft Poland Sending Out Mango 5/24 Event Invites, Literally (pocketnow.com)
This morning on social media I added the following to a discussion on the above question. Some others had given similar answers, but there were other divergent answers.
The most important jurisdiction is where the property in question is physically located. This determines whether the mortgages or charges which the lender will wish to place on the property are properly drawn up and registered.
Let’s imagine a scenario where an inhabitant of country A buys a building in country B and receives a loan to do so from country C. If Country B has law that says a resident of country A needs a permit to buy property from country B, and the person from A has bought without the permit, then in that scenario any rights that the buyer has granted the lender will automatically also not be enfoceable on the property.
Which doesn’t mean that I can’t use Country C law for the loan contract – probably you can, but in a way that also takes account of the risks and vagaries of the law in country B and also maybe even Country A.
For these things you need firms of real estate lawyers and tax accountants that are international. Not just networks, but firms where the people putting the deal together include experts from the different countries involved working in each other’s offices or working together so closely and regularly, that they may as well be in each others’ offices. Good professional international communication is the key to success in these cases, and not every firm seems able to deliver it.
Tax is also a consideration, but most of all you have to make sure that you are compliant with the laws of the place the property is. The worst things that can go wrong will go wrong if that isn’t sorted out first and foremost.
- Daily Stock Theme: UK real estate companies – zombies or sleeping giants? (tradingfloor.com)
- Tips for Selecting a Real Estate Lawyer (socyberty.com)
The British Chamber in conjunction with the British Council are improving our e-mail writing skills. I hope they do one for blogging skills soon, as we need all the help we can get…
Dear Members and Colleagues,
BCC workshop on „Effective E-mail Writing“ will take place at the British Council in Prague, Bredovský dvůr, Politických vězňů 13, Prague 1 on Wednesday, 25 May 2011, from 9.15 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.
This one day training course will help you to improve your business communication skills in this key area.
For many of us writing e-mails is crucial to our relationships with our contacts in other parts of the country or internationally. Writing effective e-mails can enhance your personal effectiveness and business performance as well as having a big impact on how you are perceived by partners and colleagues.
The course will focus on 4 principles:
- Be clear – planning, layout of facts and figures, simple English, addressing and referencing people
- Be concise – use of appropriate grammatical forms, simple vocabulary, sentence structure
- Be courteous – use of appropriate tone, appropriate pronouns, positive language, awareness of audience
- Be correct – checking, consistent style, punctuation, accuracy
This course is conducted in English and is suitable for participants with English levels from B1 up to advanced levels and who have some prior experience in writing English e-mails.
Please note:Cancellation of confirmed participation can be made no later than Friday, 20 May at 5.00 p.m. No-shows will be invoiced after the event in full amount. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme due to unforeseen circumstances. By registering, you give your consent to our maintaining and processing your personal data, and using your electronic address for the purpose of disseminating business-related communications by the BCC and its sponsors.
BCC breakfast briefing – Green administrative buildings, Štěpánská 33, Prague 1, Hotel Majestic Plaza, 07.06.2011 REGISTER HERE
Tel: +420 224 835 163 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +420 224 835 163 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / Fax: +420 224 835 162