and the reason for this, Poland joined the EU :) If Poland was not part of the EU it would be in exactly the same position as it was in 2004. TO say 'Poland' has done this is rubbish, its EU driven and funded :) Let's not beat about the bushes here people
Of course this rapid growth in polish economy happened due to funds from EU. And? What exactly does it change in the statement that "Poland is one of the fastest- growing economies in Europe and looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future."?
If you would take another look on the part of the article quoted by Patrycja you would see that it was actually already mentioned there:
Poland is one of the fastest- growing economies in Europe and looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Poland’s 2006 GDP growth was in excess of 5% by most estimates and 2007 is set to keep pace. Strong foreign investment, European Union structural and infrastructure funds, excellent industrial growth and falling unemployment are playing key roles in this ongoing success story.
Well maybe aside from:
I mean I really have nothing against a working and successfull Poland, it's a great market for german exports and the more money poles have in their pockets the better for us too...but it would be really nice to get a "Thank You" sometimes or at least a recognition how much Germany did for Poland.
Thank you. :)
Oy vey... We've had strong growth for most of post-89...