On June 4th, the anniversary of the first partially free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland, Employers of Poland participated in a special meeting of the Employers Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The EESC is an advisory body to the most important institutions of the European Union. The meeting was devoted to discussing changes in the last quarter of the century in Poland and the role of business in this process.
– A visit in Brussels on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first partially free elections in Poland is a symbolic summary of the experiences of Polish entrepreneurs in the last quarter of the century, as well as an opportunity to discuss challenges for coming decades – said President of Employers of Poland. He also reminded that twenty-five years ago, Polish economy started its march towards global markets. It was a formative period for the social group which – as the next years clearly showed – assumed responsibility for the efforts to create a market reality in a Central European country with nearly 40 million inhabitants.
Polish employers were not alone. Organizations supporting their historical mission were established. One of the first – the only one still active today, enjoying the biggest authority both in Poland and abroad – was the Confederation of Polish Employers, now known as Employers of Poland.
President Malinowski stressed that the goals of Employers of Poland had always been clearly defined and continue to be so to this day: representing the common interests of employers on the public forum, compelling decision makers to adopt regulations beneficial for the development of companies, initiating public debate, presenting ideas for developing entrepreneurship and actively implementing the best solutions from other countries.
– In the last twenty-five years, Employers of Poland have successfully contributed to the ethos and prestige of Polish employers, whose passion, vision and conviction that tomorrow has to be better, there would be no Poland as we know it – growing economically and with potential for further growth – Andrzej Malinowski underlined. – Our determination in action made us indispensable partners in solving many of Poland’s issues – added President of Employers of Poland.