The AHK Polska has published the data based on the 10th cyclical poll; a survey. which had been made among the foreign investors. According to the survey, for the third time, Poland has been chosen the best destination for the investors in Eastern Europe. As the chairman of the PAIiIZ Sławomir Majmam noted, receiving a gold medal is not something extraordinary, while being awarded for the third time is a real achievement.
The potential of Eastern European countries was evaluated by 116 entrepreneurships, which have business in the all regional throughout all of Poland. In the final evaluation, getting 4 points in total, Poland beat the following countries: Czech Republic (4 points), Estonia (4,97 points and Slovakia (2,96 points).
The results of the anniversary survey made by the AHK show that the foreign investors are pleased to work in Poland. About 95% percept of the respondents say that their companies are doing well. Michale Kern, the general director of the AHK Polska, says that it is worth emphasizing that 95% of the companies, who took part in this survey, affirmed their will to choose Poland as an investment destination country if they had to do made the decision today.
It is also worth mentioning, that about 88% present of the companies are going to increase or to keep the investment costs at the same level.
One of the major advantages of Poland, compared to other countries in the EU, is human resources, especially skills, effectiveness and motivation of the polish workers. In addition, foreign investors have good option of the academic education in Poland.
Among the others, according the survey’s responders, the priority aspects of the business economy for the year 2015 are the following: improving the effectiveness of the administration, further development and modernization of the transportation infrastructure and public finance reform.
German daily newspapers report that it started to cloud over Polish economy, which had recently begun to shrink. They compare today’s recession with the crisis of 2009 and claim that the situation today is even worse than it was. According to today’s German daily newspaper Handelsblatt – the country, thought to be the economy engine, does not produce anymore steam. Poland, being the only European Union county which was not affected by the world crisis in 2009, is apparently losing the economy burst. According to the data from Central Statistical Office – the GDP of the third quarter of this year increased in no more that 0,4 percent in comparison to the previous quarter. It was not so bad even in critical 2009 – during the world economy crisis. During the downturn, when all EU countries were in recession, Polish GDP increased in 1,7 percent. The daily reports that according to the Central Statistical Office the situation is getting even worse due to significant reduction in domestic demand that used to be a driving factor for economic growth in Poland, which rate was immensely higher than the average one in EU. In the meantime, according to media reports, the majority of Poles are afraid of upcoming crisis , save up and drastically cut expenditures. As stated in an article published in Financial Times Deutschland, the fact that quantity of foreign orders and employment increased in comparison with the previous month – will not have a notable impact on the existing situation.
According to the Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso - Poland is a gate for investors from Portugal, who are planing to invest in Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia.
The newspaper notes that Polish economy has achieved immensly good results. The average growth of GDP in Poland between 2003 and 2008 was 5.2% annually. Meanwhile, in 2009 Poland was the only country which avoided recession.
It is also mentioned that the values of Portuguese Investments in Poland are systematically growing. The newspaper reports that the values of the investments between 2007 and 2011 continued to grow and increased to 721 millions of euro.
Slawomikr Nowak, the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, declared that a trip from Wroclaw to Warsaw in 2014 will take 3,5 hours. This means that a journey from the capital to Czestochowa will take 2 hours, which is more than one hour faster than it is today. The trip duration from Gdynia to Warsaw will also be reduced. About 1 billion PLN will be spent for renovation and revitalization of train stations.