Poland needs strong companies, companies that will contribute to the country’s development. However, this relationship cannot be one-sided. If capital is to work for the state, the state has to help it.
During a debate organized by ”Rzeczpospolita”, Piotr Muszyński, Deputy Chairman of Orange Polska, stated that a company’s patriotism is not defined by the capital’s country of origin, but rather by its contribution to the economic growth of the country where it operates: it should set standards, create jobs, develop innovative technologies. However, appropriate state policy is also indispensable for economic patriotism.
As emphasized by Maciej Stańczuk, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland, such a policy should be supportive towards both companies with domestic capital and all those who create jobs and pay taxes – in short, for all law-abiding businessmen. The actions of companies and consumers are shaped by the institutional framework provided by the state. There is still a lot to be done in both areas.