Bilateral support for Polish-German cooperation between SMEs is one of the most important declarations made at the opening of the Polish-German Economic Congress. This cooperation was unanimously highlighted by President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski, Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Economy Sigmar Gabriel, and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Congress was organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the signing the treaty on good neighborly relations and friendly cooperation between Poland and Germany. Participants agreed that both countries used this time well. Strong economic bonds have been established, while Polish companies are doing better and better on the demanding German market.
– There is surely no time for self-congratulatory gestures – warned President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski. – The Congress is an opportunity to enjoy the satisfaction of a job done well, but also to reflect on the hard work ahead. Success is not given once and for all – emphasized Andrzej Malinowski. He also pointed out that small and medium enterprises should be the fundament of future cooperation between both countries.
The very same topic was addressed by Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who declared his willingness to support SME’s. He announced that Germany would propose a support program for SMEs at the intergovernmental level and congratulated Polish economy for its impressive achievements and Poland’s economic growth – one that Germany would be proud of.
– I agree with Deputy Chancellor Gabriel as far as SMEs are concerned. A cooperation agreement will be signed by Polish and German entrepreneurs – declared Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development Mateusz Morawiecki. – In Poland, we have 1.5 mln SMEs who want to expand abroad. If one were to add Polish and Czech SMEs we would be as important to Germany as China – said Morawiecki. Talking about the Responsible Growth Plan emphasized the importance of overcoming the obstacles for entrepreneurs presented by bureaucracy.
Currently Poland is Germany’s fifth biggest economic partner in Europe, ahead of a.o. Russia, Spain or Turkey. Last year, the value of our economic exchange was 88 bln euro.