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Polish Briefing 7 March, 2019 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Poland wants to jump into the top five of German business partners

What goes on in Poland on the 7th of February.

Poland wants to jump into the top five of German business partners

On March 18, a Polish-German conference on economic cooperation will take place in Berlin. The Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of the Republic of Poland, Jadwiga Emilewicz and Rolf Nikel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Poland, talked about it at a joint press conference. – We are very keen to let Poland jump into the top five of Germany’s most important economic partners – said the Polish minister.

– Germany is Poland’s largest economic partner. Our mutual trade exchange exceeds 110 billion euros annually. This number is growing, it is proof of the good condition of our economies. Poles feel good on the German market, we want them to feel even more confident. Despite their well-being, entrepreneurs still point to many legal barriers. In order to sell goods on the German market, a given company must be registered in the local state government, but to be registered, you need to deliver goods and services, which creates a closed circle – Minister Emilewicz warned. – Minister Altmaier was very surprised when I told him how many such barriers there are. I will also have the opportunity to talk with German think tanks. The competitive conditions created in Europe at the end of the 1980s may be inadequate to the present day reality. Other parties also participate in the talks, such as France. We are very keen to let Poland jump into the top five of Germany’s most important economic partners. Brexit will make it easier for us to jump over Great Britain.

– Polish-German economic relations are already in excellent condition. For many years, every year we have been breaking new records in bilateral trade. For many years, Germany has been one of the most important investors in Poland – Ambassador Nikel reminded. – Orlen is an important service station operator in Germany. We want to jointly use the potential of digitization, energy transformation and electromobility. We also work in the area of ​​cosmonautics, support for start-ups or wind energy. I am sure that the Polish-German economic forum will contribute to further development between our countries – he assured.