March Monthly Meeting - Economic forecast for 2015
In 2014 Poland's economic growth was more stable than in other countries in the region. Since the economic crisis we are the leader of economic growth. However, despite the fact that we are developing much faster than the rest of Europe, the distance between Poland and Western Europe is still large. On the one hand, Poland is still an attractive destination for foreign investment and has a new pool of EU funds to be used, but, on the other hand, we are struggling with a record-high currency exchange rate, which brings a lot of questions about the future of the Polish economy.
Will 2015 and the following years be optimistic? What will be the driving force of the Polish economy? How will global events influence the domestic economy? What will be the PIGS countries economic situation and its impact on the other EU states? Can we expect another wave of the crisis? When will Poland join the eurozone? Is the current situation with regard to Swiss franc loans affect our accession to the euro zone? Will the presidential and parliamentary elections impact the Polish economy? What should be the policy of the new government regarding the eurozone?
All of those questions were discussed at our March Monthly Meeting by panelists: Bartosz Węglarczyk, Editor –in Chief of Rzeczpospolita and Ryszard Petru, President of the Association of PolishEconomists