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Poland: More Talks On Gdansk Shipyard Scheduled Today

Warsaw, 3 December 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Talks on the bankrupt Gdansk Shipyard are scheduled to continue today in Warsaw.

The shipyard's "Solidarity" trade union spokesman, Bogdan Oleszek, told RFE/RL yesterday that there are proposals to keep the shipyard in operation. Oleszek mentioned government-guaranteed loans from banks, or possibly leasing the shipyard. The shipyard is the birthplace of the Solidarity trade movement.

Poland's Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz has said the government will encourage banks to give credits to the shipyard and that the government would be willing to guarantee those credits.