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The UK can help Poland go global

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by Michał H. Mrożek, CEO, HSBC Bank Polska


2016 marks the 25th anniversary of a revival of Polish-UK close cooperation after the political and economic transformation in Poland, which laid the foundations for a new era of our bilateral relations.

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