I spent last Thursday in Berlin and the memories of this day will warm my heart for long time. Not only because of the football game, but mainly because of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the treaty on economic cooperation between Poland and Germany. Devoted football fans may disagree, but for me the last quarter of a century of Polish-German economic cooperation is a bigger source of satisfaction – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes in “Rzeczpospolita”.
– On Thursday, together with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development Mateusz Morawiecki and Deputy Chancellor, Minister of Economy Sigmar Gabriel, we opened the Polish-German Economic Congress. Such occasions always feature speeches. Trust me, I have been to thousands of such events and I know very well when the statements made are smooth and full of courtesy, but ultimately meaningless. This time, however, this was not the case. I heard very honest declarations announcing a bright future for Polish entrepreneurs! – emphasizes the President of Employers of Poland.
Malinowski reminds that Germany are our most important economic partner, while Poland is a bigger partner for Germany then Russia, Turkey or Spain. – It is increasingly evident that we are now equal players. Thursday afternoon I could see a proof with my own eyes: the great LINK train produced by the Bydgoszcz-based PESA, the first ever Polish train to be certified for use in Germany. Engineers of the company managed to create a construction that not only meets the demanding German requirements, but also is a competitive product! – he writes.
– However, a question arises about what is next. What should be the key aspect of our approach to the next quarter of a century? – he asks. – You cannot imagine my satisfaction when after my speech, where I emphasized that the time of small and medium enterprises was coming, Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel wholeheartedly agreed with this diagnosis – relates the President of Employers of Poland.
– You think it will be easier? It will not. We have a great tool in our hands – a treaty, good economic relations and declaration of substantial support from both government. What we achieve using these tools, depends solely on us – Malinowski concludes.