But the agreement to allow residents of the Kaliningrad exclave to travel in the EU may be hurting Russian businesses.
If any European country could have a US-like fracking boom, it's Poland. But optimism has waned.
When Chevron tried to start exploratory drilling, local farmers moved quickly to stop them.
Some 70 multinational firms have opened, employing 20,000 skilled workers – Poles and foreigners alike – in Krakow, which some call a small Silicon Valley of Central Europe.
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