Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Davos: We need new governance today

Today, we are facing a twist of history, where we need to deeply think about the challenges of the modern world in relation to inequalities – stated Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the press conference during the 48th Economic Forum in Davos.

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Challenges of the modern world and the need for new governance

At the press conference in Davos, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that in the modern world there was a problem regarding the imbalance in societies. In this context, he mentioned a recently published report by the Oxfam organisation, which presented the proportions of the distribution of wealth created and indicated that 82% of newly created wealth had gone to only 1% of the global population.

In these circumstances, the discussion on the better world, the regulations and the principles of inclusive growth is, in my opinion, fundamental. Poland and Central Europe have a chance to contribute positively to the development of the economic situation by stressing the fact that this tide needs to lift all boats – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the economic development, which does not include the society and does not serve ordinary people, will not be accepted under democracy. He pointed out that, therefore, it is worth attaching great importance to the fact that even today we have to identify the challenges of the future and address them in such a way so that a vast majority of people make use of the economic growth and political stability. Today, we need new governance for hundreds of millions of people around the world – he said.

Strong and competitive Europe

We are very attached to the idea of improving the world, also in Poland, admittedly we focus more on the European dimension, but we take it very seriously. In this context, we also focus on finalising the European single market. I discussed this topic with many colleagues from Western and Eastern Europe – stated Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

I believe that we can improve the competitiveness of Europe as a whole and thus contribute to building the more positive world if we manage to complete building the single market by implementing the free movement of services. And it should be remembered that the single market is a pillar of the Treaty of Rome, which has not yet been fully implemented – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

In his opinion, opening of the markets, lifting trade barriers and reducing protectionism will contribute to strengthening the strong position of Central and Eastern Europe, which in turn will make it very good support for the competitiveness and development of the whole European Union.

Security issues

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also informed that one of the key topics of the Davos talks were the issues of, inter alia, energy security related to the Baltic Pipe investment project and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The Head of the Polish Government stressed that the key task he had faced in Davos was to seek allies in the challenges of the modern world and Europe, inter alia, such as security at the junction of Russia-Ukraine and Nord Stream 2.

He added that the discussions also related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Minsk agreements and many other security issues in the context of refugees, migrants. As the Prime Minister pointed out, this is the area where we want to play a positive role and we presented our very active proposal to help those very poor people in the places from which they come to Europe.

World Economic Forum

The 48th World Economic Forum in Swiss Davos started on 23 January and will last until 26 January 2018. It is attended by leaders of global politics, heads of major international economic and financial institutions, economists, political scientists, bankers, presidents of concerns and heads of many non-governmental organisations.

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