Poland attracts U.S. investment in car industry: deputy prime minister

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[October 13, 2016]  WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has attracted a major investment in its automotive industry from the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday.

Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during news conference at the Prime Minister Chancellery in Warsaw, Poland February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kuba Atys/Agencja Gazeta

"We have a decision on another, big investment, American one, in the automotive sector," Morawiecki said without providing more details.

He was speaking at news conference on Daimler's <DAIGn.DE> plans to build a 500 million euro engine plant in south-west Poland, which was announced in May.

The plant will make engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

Markus Schaefer, board member for production for Mercedes-Benz Cars, who was also speaking at the new conference, said that the plant in Jawor, around 70 kilometers west of Wroclaw, would hire 500 people.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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