A new PLN 500 banknote will enter circulation in Poland on 10 February, the country’s central bank has said. The new bill is a response to market demand and the rising costs of maintaining the central bank’s strategic reserves, according to the National Bank of Poland (NBP). Source: TheNews.pl
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The state of Berlin has been ordered to pay a Muslim teacher €6,900 after it rejected her job application on the grounds that she wore a head scarf. The Berlin labour court ordered the state to pay the woman the equivalent of two months’ salary. A second case of a teacher whom the state rejected because of her head scarf is also currently being considered by the court. Source The Local
French President Emmanuel Macron invited his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, despite public differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change. Source France24
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. Source Reuters