Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI
The ancient Romans used to say si vis pacem, para bellum, in other words “If you want peace, prepare for war”. However, this Latin adage conveys not only the basic doctrine of the art of war, but also the principle that guides Narodowy Bank Polski when taking its anti-crisis measures.
For the last quarter century, the Polish economy has been an underappreciated success story – underappreciated certainly in my country, the United States.
Prof. Harold JAMES
The collapse of Soviet communism was a process that began in Poland, with the Solidarnosc movement eventually overcoming an oppressive and inhumane order. A powerful motivation in that drive was the desire to reconnect with international institutions and with Europe.
There are two poles of fast economic growth in the European Union – Ireland in the West and the twelve countries of the Three Seas Initiative whose economies have grown by 2.8% per annum since they joined the EU. International investors are yet to use the full potential of that rapid pace of development in the region.
Poland is one of those countries that have suffered the greatest losses in the course of the 20th century. 6 million Poles were killed during WW2. As compensation for its Eastern Borderlands, Poland was given the ruined regions of Silesia and Pomerania.
It is economy that is one of the foundations of sovereignty. There are some areas of the economy were Polish companies already rank among global champions.
Prof. Aleksander SURDEJ
Nations with a long history treat economy as a tool for strengthening the community, and see community values as a source of lasting prosperity.