MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT P O L A N D. EU Expansion – three years later The Polish Perspective Jerzy Kwieciński Undersecretary of State Los Angeles, April 18, 2007. Session II. Poland – assets and weaknesses. Human capital and entreprenurship. Investment attractiveness.
EU Expansion – three years laterThe Polish Perspective
Jerzy KwiecińskiUndersecretary of State
Los Angeles, April 18, 2007
Human capital and
According to the A.T. Kearney Agency Poland ranks among of the 5 best world investment locations
Almost half of the population is below 35 years old
of the state
Economy needs both: growth in B&R expednitures and strengthening of cooperation between science and industry
Unemployment rate is systematically falling.In February it stood at 14.4%.
Source: Eurostat. Database – General Economic Background/Real GDP growth rate
GDPPer capita in Voivodships (at purchasing power parity)
EU-27 = 100
Poland on average 50.7
Source: Eurostat. 2007
Improved positionof Polandon the global scene (political and financial credibility)
Accelerationand strengthening of the reform process
Influence of the Single European Market on the economy (GDP growth, productivity)
Impact of the EU funds
Improved national security and higher level and quality of life
Growth in exports of foodstuffs and agricultural products
Reduction of duties on 35% of the volume of imports
Changes in the level of prices (in both directions)
Improved consumer protection standards
Widening of educational
Poland’s eastern border became the EU external frontier
Gradual opening of the EU labor market
Participation in the EU decision-making process
For the 2004-2006 financial perspective Poland is receiving within the framework of structural assistance 12. 8 billions Euro (6% of the total EU assistance in that period).
In the period 2007-2013 Poland will have at its disposal 67.3 billions Euro for the cohession policy, that is almost 1/5 of the total EU cohesion policy financing.
Financing of other fields will exceed 18 billion Euro. Co-financing is estimated at over 22 billion Euro. Altogether, the above-mentioned funds will reach about 108 billion Euro.
Distribution of the UE resources among operational programmes NSRF/NCS 2007-2013 (in Euro)
NSRF = 67.3 mld EUR,
Including national reserve
For implementation (3% of the value of allocation)
Difference between GDP rates of growth in the NSRF scenario and base scenario (without NSRF) expressed in percentage points
Difference between unemployment rate in the NSRF - based scenario and base scenario (without NSRF) expressed in percentage points
Scenarios of Poland’s attainment of the EU economic development level*)
Ministry of Regional Developmentul. Wspólna email@example.com