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Doing Business in Poland
 

Market Overview

Poland has emerged as an important and dynamic market since the country began its transition to democracy and a market driven economy in 1989. With 38 million people, Poland is the largest market among the former Eastern European countries and shares borders with both “new” EU and “old” EU-15 countries. Poland became a member of the European Union (EU) in 2004 and held the presidency of the EU for the last 6 months of 2011. Poland’s adoption of EU legislation has led to wide ranging reforms in economic regulation, and reduced government intervention in the private sector. Reforms in areas such as financial markets, company and competition law, accounting, and intellectual property rights have improved the environment for private business and boosted economic growth. Poland’s plans to eventually adopt the Euro currency will further accelerate the countries integration with the EU. Poland is an active member of NATO, upgrading its armed forces accordingly and participating in joint peacekeeping activities in the region and elsewhere including Afghanistan.

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