Prime Minister at the Congress of Economists: What matters is cooperation between the state and the market

‘The most successful countries were able to find a common ground between the market and the state,’ the Prime Minister remarked at the 10th Congress of Polish Economists in Warsaw. He also raised the issues of the economic slowdown and challenges faced by the Polish economy.


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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Mateusz Morawiecki drew attention to the key role that fiscal policy plays in the economy. ‘Looking at the budget deficit, public debt and tax collection efficiency ratios, it is clear that the government has done its homework,’ said the Prime Minister. ‘Poland is slowly emerging out of the trap of medium growth,’ he added.

 

The head of government also addressed the issues which are becoming increasingly important on the global scale. ‘These issues include inequality, fair taxation of big corporations, and tax havens,’ Mateusz Morawiecki highlighted. ‘Today, we have to cooperate with the EU and OECD to find new models for growth in the globalised world dependent on such phenomena as international monopolies,’ he explained. 

According to the Prime Minister, old laws of economics that we recognise from economics textbooks must now be partially modified or supplemented; especially in the context of digital economy, VAT-related issues, tax havens, climate issues or enormous public expectations. ‘Poland must find its place in the new world, too,’ he emphasised.

The Congress of Economists aims at presenting the latest findings in scientific research, exchanging outlooks and sharing experiences among economists, politicians and representatives of other scientific disciplines. Its traditions reach back to 1887, when Polish economists and lawyers hailing from three sectors of partitioned Poland organised the 1st Meeting of Economists and Lawyers. The Congress of Polish Economists is held once every few years and concerns the fundamental matters of Polish economy and economic sciences.


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