The government is not significantly different to Donald Tusks cabinet. Media speculation, in which a large group of candidates was presented for almost every post, were not confirmed. Similarly, the rumours of possible splits and fusions among ministries were also proven inaccurate. I believe that this is a rational approach. A year before the end of this Parliament’s term there was no reason for radical changes, both personal and organizational.
Ms Kopacz opted for continuation and stabilization which should enable the government to complete several important projects inherited from Donald Tusks’s cabinet (such as changes in the Labour Code and the Commercial Companies Code, deregulation of the economy and facilitating access to professions, regulating restructuring law). The new cabinet will focus mainly on realizing the promises made by Prime Minister Tusk at the last Sejm sitting in August. Many announcements were made, mostly of significant importance – by Ministers Karpiński, Piechociński or Kosiniak-Kamysz. Important changes were also announced by Minister of Administration and Digitalization Rafał Trzaskowski, who presented plans of quicker digitalization of public administration.
As far as the point of view of entrepreneurs is concerned, the most important thing is that the government – as is the case with all cabinets - focuses on facilitating economic activity, removes unnecessary administrative barriers and refrains from frequent changes in regulations, particularly with regards to taxes. It seems that due the short term of the new cabinet only the last postulate will be fulfilled. As a positive start, Ewa Kopacz could change Donald Tusks’s bad habit of avoiding contacts with representatives of business. Dialog is needed for the future prosperity of Polish economy.
Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland