Poland has overtaken Germany as the largest economy in Europe?
Missed off Central
Sorry, mod deleted the whole FT article and asked me to summarize it. Well I'm not going to spend an hour re-writing someone else's summary.
So, read the link (FT.com needs sign up)
Gap between the rich and poor widening? Not good for society if so, is it?
Not, but its true in Poland as else where. I can't think of a solution except communism and look how that worked out.
Poland is exporting her unemployment while attracting low paying jobs and receiving billions of EU funds.
Thats perfect, what your problem?
Only when all of this has stopped and the country is able to stand on its own feet, is it time to celebrate. People like Marcin Piatkowski aren't doing Poland a favor with their glowing reports.
At the end of the EU funding Poland will be able to stand on her own feet, because thats what the funding is for - infrastructure.
Piatkowski is doing Poland a great favour because every politician and industrialists on the planet will read/have access to this report. This will encourage them to come here and spend money and invest.
Amazon is just one example of this momentum. several thousand (admittedly ****) jobs for Wroclaw and Poznan, a direct result of the improved road infrastructure provided by the EU and an understanding of Polands economy as a current and future attraction.