Peter Wegenschimmel

is a research associate at the Institute for Eastern European History at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on business and economic history in Central Europe. In his current project, he works on a transnational comparison of the transformation of the mining industry in East Germany and Poland.


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A just transformation?

Why the Polish PiS government is standing up for the Coal Republic

The trauma of the 1990s economic shock therapy reverberates in the Polish resistance against the green transition. The PiS government is demanding the EU finance the climate transformation, leaving them with funds to preserve the iconic coal industry despite its economic failure.