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Shouldnt Poland be invited into the G-20?


RonWest  
4 Feb 2010 /  #1
Latest news shows that the World Bank now ranks Poland as the 18th largest economy in the world. (This is outstanding progress in my opinion, in just 20 short years).The article stated:

Poland's president says his country deserves to become a member of Group of 20 now that its economy has grown to become the 18th largest in the world.

President Lech Kaczynski argued that Poland, the largest of 10 ex-communist nations that joined the European Union in recent years, has grown in influence and belongs in the world's premier forum for discussing major economic issues.

"The place for my country is within the G-20," Kaczynski said Tuesday during a meeting with diplomats in Warsaw.

The G-20, which combines long-standing industrial democracies and emerging economic powers such as China and India, already includes fellow EU members Britain, Germany, France and Italy and the EU's rotating presidency.

While the G-20 represents a broad range of the world's regions, it also includes countries such as Argentina and Saudi Arabia whose economies are outside the top 20.

What say you?
Bratwurst Boy  
4 Feb 2010 /  #2
Latest news shows that the World Bank now ranks Poland as the 18th largest economy in the world.

You are in....in the EU slot!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-20_major_economies
g20.org/about_faq.aspx

I don't think that Poland's economy isn't good enough it seems rather that the economy isn't everything for the G-20.

I rather think that it will be hard for yet another EU-member state to get yet another "extra-place"....as the G-20 are already 19+EU.
OP RonWest  
4 Feb 2010 /  #3
You are in....in the EU slot!

But not individually represented, shouldn't they be at #18?
Bratwurst Boy  
4 Feb 2010 /  #4
I've read up about it and I too think that Poland could surely be "in"....but as I already posted the G-20 have already several EU-countries AND the EU as a whole...it should be hard for yet another EU-member to get an extra place..

From Europe in the G-20 are already: France, Germany, Italy, UK, Russia + the whole EU!

(I wonder about countries like Mexico and Argentina though....I don't count them more important economies than Poland)
OP RonWest  
4 Feb 2010 /  #5
Exactly my point.
jwojcie  
4 Feb 2010 /  #6
On the one hand it certainly is prestigious and influential club, on the other is also costly. So, I'm not sure. Besides, Spain, which has economy at least two times bigger than Poland isn't in it.
pawian  
17 Aug 2019 /  #7
Optimistic forecasts from this year predict that Poland might join G-20 in 2029.

businessinsider.com.pl/finanse/makroekonomia/polska-w-g20-prognozy-pie/0x8pjbl

the World Bank now ranks Poland as the 18th largest economy in the world.

It is outdated. This year we are ranked 23th economy.

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