According to the Employers of Poland, the year 2013 will be a period of the ongoing economic slowdown. The clear slowdown will occur as a result of some external demand shocks.
The Ministry of Finance estimates that in 2013 the economic growth will be 2.2 %. However, in estimation of the Employers of Poland, the GDP growth of 1.8 % will be the maximum our economy can count on.
The Employers of Poland are waiting for the implementation of the announcement of changes in the corporate bankruptcy and reorganization law, as well as the realization of plans of the Ministry of Justice among others the full digitization of the land registry, the possibility of online registration by entities other than a limited liability company, the implementation of electronic bank executor title, the isolation of such an electronic form that will be a special type of form equivalent to the written form, the electronic seizure by a bailiff, the pleadings filled electronically and the electronic deliveries. In 2013, the improvement of public procurement system should be carried out.
The year 2013 may be marked by the shale gas exploration and that is why the role of the government - together with the mining industry entities – should be to develop the legal framework for the extraction of hydrocarbons, which would create a framework for business activity for many years.
In 2013, the Employers of Poland expect some assistance and support for entrepreneurs in the financing of innovation - in the form of tax breaks and preferential loans - as well as the introduction of some incentives and support mechanisms to facilitate cooperation between business - education - self-governments. A deeper amendment of the Law on Higher Education is essential in order to enable making good use of the potential large companies have.
According to the Employers of Poland, in 2013 some decisive steps should be taken to try to remedy the situation on the labour market, which will be facilitated by the liberalization of the labour law.
The Employers of Poland are counting on the fact that the Ministry of Health will present the expected bills, prepared in the spirit of social dialogue - with the participation of experts from the all interested circles. We expect that the reported comments will be carefully considered and that the best compromise for the patient will be taken into account.
The Employers of Poland hope that the mistakes of 2012 will be corrected, because if left in their current form, they will determine the increase in costs in 2013.