– A quarter of a century ago economic changes in Poland have preceded the political transformation. We should be aware of that when considering the future of our country which faces new challenges in a rapidly changing world – writes the President of Employers of Poland in "Dziennik Gazeta Prawna" on June 30th.
Malinowski recalls the legendary Wilczek Act on economic activity, passed in December 1988. – Thanks to this document and entrepreneurs’ determination over 6 mln jobs have been created in Poland. Today we can only dream of a law that does not restrict economic activity – he says.
According to Malinowski, Polish business is still full of initiative and does well on demanding international markets, but this potential cannot be wasted. – Many times I have urged the lawmakers to simplify the tax law (every year entrepreneurs spend 286 hours – nearly 36 working days! – fulfilling their tax obligations, introduce a sensible climate policy or change the harmful Public Procurements Act, which has imposed the principle of the lowest price – he writes. – I have clashed with politicians and union leaders to show them that business creates jobs and stimulates economic growth. Even though I have sometimes succeeded in explaining the consequences of bad regulations, there is still a lot left to do.
On the tenth anniversary of Poland’s accession in the EU, the President of Employers of Poland urges decision makers and opinion leaders: – We should return to our roots and review laws on economic activity, treating the Wilczek Act as a model. We should get rid of regulations which obstruct entrepreneurship and are threat to our return to the path of rapid economic growth. (…) In our next decade in the EU, we cannot compete solely with low labour costs. It should be a time when Polish entrepreneurs transform Poland yet again, creating a flexible, knowledge-based economy. In order to reach this goal we only need the politicians, officials and trade unions not to stand in our way – he concludes.