The economy may grow even faster, but only when the Polish hydra - bureaucracy - is defeated — claim Employers of Poland.
— Each day we are faced with unclear regulations, lack of legal stability, excessive reporting demands, tardy administration and inefficient courts. These obstacles are more serious than the harshest competition. Officials have ruled Poland for years. Bureaucracy has to be finally defeated – says Andrzej Malinowski PhD, President of Employers of Poland. Together with the consulting company Grant Thornton, he presented the “Stop bureaucracy!” white book. The document includes an analysis of barriers for entrepreneurship and suggestion of reforms, to be presented to the government and members of the Parliament.
The book is a result of a survey conducted by Grant Thornton among participants of the Polish Economic Congress, held in January 2016. According to respondents, the most bothersome barriers for economic growth in Poland are the over-production of law and constant changes in regulations, while the low quality of regulations was identified as the key cause of excessive bureaucracy (68 percent).
An average Polish entrepreneur would have to devote as much as 3.5 hours each day in order to get acquainted with new regulations pertaining to his economic activity.
— In order to create cohesive, unambiguous and clear law, social consultations at the earliest stages of the lawmaking process are needed. This was lacking with the previous government, but the current one is not doing it either. Important bills are submitted as the work of parliament members. This leads to the production of faulty law — states Andrzej Malinowski.
The white book will also be presented to the Social Dialog Council (the successor of the Tripartite Commission). Employers of Poland hope that the Council will accept the suggested solutions.
— Recommendations largely overlap with Deputy PM Morawiecki’s plan. We hope they will be taken into consideration when implementing the plan — says Rafał Baniak, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland.