Improving the legal environment of entrepreneurship should be a priority for every government. In the case of the current cabinet, this is reflected in the “Plan for responsible growth”, based on several pillars, one of which is deregulation and improving the legal-regulative environment of business. Information on actions in this regard was presented at the session of the Council of Ministers by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki.
Ministry of Development has started a number of initiatives aimed at introducing legal changes expected by entrepreneurs. Works on the so-called “Constitution for business”, the new Economic Activity Law, were re-initiated. The previous version of this act was accepted by the government and sent to Sejm, but the end of the term has made it impossible to complete the legislative procedure. Now the idea returns, which is very good news. The act on the freedom of economic activity which has been in force 2004 has lost its importance and no longer provides entrepreneurs with sufficient protection against bureaucracy. Clear rules for the functioning of administration an shaping its relationship with business is needed.
Not only the “Constitution for business”, but also other initiatives in the field of economic activity are quite advanced. The Working Team for Improving Economic Regulations by the Ministry of Development is working a.o.: on changes in administrative fines and facilitating the investment-construction process. The catalog of activities subject to regulations and concessions is also being reviewed. Discussion on these and other issues is taking place within the framework of dialog with social partners, which bodes well for the results – hopefully, good drafts of bills.
It is extremely important for the success of the efforts outlined above that not only the Ministry of Development, but also other ministries move in the same direction. We cannot let drafts of legal acts to be blocked by divisions between ministries or for other ministries to submit drafts contrary to the intentions of the Ministry of Development. Coordinating the government’s legislative works and ensuring their cohesion is key.
Director of the Legislation Monitoring Centre of Employers of Poland