At the end of 2013 we faced a wide-ranging government reshuffle and Prime Minister Donald Tusk had announced that Poland's Minister of Finance Jacek Rostowski will be replaced by Mateusz Szczurek, the former chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe at ING Bank. Mr. Szurek was AmCham’s guest in the past, but we could not miss the opportunity to talk to him in his new role as the Minister, especially in the context of upcoming 9th Regional Tax Conference.
Except for dealing with the budget and managing public debt, the Minister of Finance executes tasks related to the operation of financial markets, including banks, insurance companies and investment funds, and tasks related to trade in securities. Moreover, the Minister controls the General Inspector of Financial Information, the General Inspector of Treasury Control and directors of chambers and heads of tax and customs offices.
What are the biggest challenges for the new Ministry of Finance? What are the fundamental tasks of the Minister of Finance in preparation, execution and control over implementation of the state budget? Is the reform of public finance still necessary in Poland? What will be the legislative initiative of the Ministry?
The new Minister of Finance spoke about these and other issues with AmCham at this Monthly Meeting.
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