Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Poland is becoming an important spot on the innovative map of the world

The growth of innovation of our economy must become one of the decisive factors of increasing national income and improving the quality of life in Poland. This is our main objective – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Wednesday during the Congress Impact 2017 in Kraków.

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Impact 2017

The Prime Minister stressed that nowadays there was no development without increasing the innovation of the economy, and – therefore – without investing in the potential of young economic operators. I am glad that together we may observe the presentation of the best start-ups with the great development potential and, what is extremely important, the great chance of expansion to foreign markets – she said.

The head of Government said that apart from her, Impact 2017 was also attended by three Deputy Prime Ministers, which is to evidence that her Government, by focusing on the economic development, seriously treats this event. We want this important conference to become in the future an event about which we will not only talk but in which we will participate as it will be necessary to be there – she said.

The Prime Minister also added that the Government focused on strengthening innovation, modern technologies and digital economy.

Development of Polish innovations

Prime Minister Szydło stressed that she was dreaming of Poland which was young, innovative and modern and able to provide anyone with a safe opportunity to make their ambitions and dreams come true.

The head of Government also encouraged to invest in Poland, because – as she stressed – there was a good investment climate there. She reassured that her Government recognised and appreciated the enormous potential and passion of young people. She added that the Government was doing everything to make native talents stay in Poland and to create the conditions for their development, that will allow them to achieve the same success as that achieved abroad. She declared that Poland was also open to young talents from abroad. I would like to guarantee that this is your knowledge, talents and skills on which we want to build the wealth and prosperity of our state. It is you, as the best ambassadors of Poland, who will make our country famous and show that Poland is a country where it is good to come, study, work and invest – said Beata Szydło.

Increase in national income

We are working hard so that all Poles could enjoy national income, fairly and not just narrow groups, as it had been until recently – said the head of Government. The Prime Minister added that all activities taken by the Polish Government in the area of enterprise were, on the one hand, to build good conditions for pursuing innovative business activity, and, on the other, to be used for improving the quality of life of the entire Polish society.

It is no secret that the world’s largest economies strengthen their competitiveness today, by focusing on technological innovations and digital economy. The Polish Government, thinking responsibly about the Polish economy, follows a similar path – she indicated. Prime Minister Beata Szydło also stated that the improved living conditions would be noticed soon by the Poles and she added that for the Polish economy of great importance was the creativity of young, well-educated Poles. The head of Government said that Poland was becoming one of the most important spots on the innovative map of the world.

Economy in figures

Beata Szydło stressed that all the economic indicators since the beginning of this year were becoming better and better and more optimistic month after month. We build in Poland friendly conditions for establishing and developing start-ups to let them better adapt to the needs of the market. Their showcase is the programme „Start In Poland” fitting in the more wide-ranging Government activities within the framework of implementing the Responsible Development Plan – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło.

As she added, it was estimated that the share of export of high-tech products in the overall Polish export would grow. In 2015, it was about 8%. By 2020, we expect that this share exceeds 10% of the export to reach 15% in 2030 – said the Prime Minister. She underlined that positive signals were also shown by the Polish economy. The GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2017 was 4%. The higher level of the GDP growth rate was registered in only one European country.

Both the European Commission and various reputable agencies increase the GDP growth forecasts for Poland in 2017. Our stock exchange is doing very well. According to the estimates, in 2016 sealing of the tax system brought a total of PLN 5.5 billion. The State Treasury debt is decreasing steadily and the unemployment rate has been the lowest for 27 years. I want to show you and tell you that here in Poland we are doing things which translate directly into better life of the Poles – summed up Prime Minister Beata Szydło.

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