Poland was promoted in the Index of Economic Freedom created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, which is one of the most popular rankings in the world. The Index of Economic Freedom in the country amounted to 69.3 points in this year's edition, which contributed to the fact that Poland was on the 39th place in the global ranking as well as on 18th place in the regional presentation. The current Deputy Minister and Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki took part in the presentation of the report's results. Commenting the position of Poland in the ranking, the Minister emphasized that a coherent cooperation model between entrepreneurs, especially from the SMEs sector, and the country should be devised in order to build a competitive economy. The ground for this cooperation is the Social Dialogue Council, a forum that gathers representatives of employees, employers and the government as well as a place where new regulation, pro-employee and pro-business solutions are to be created. I encourage to report new ideas of activities within this new mechanism, also for building of a friendly entrepreneurship environment – says Deputy Minister and Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Deputy Minister put a special emphasis on the role of SMEs in building of innovations. We want to include the R&D sphere in business models of particular industries. Therefore, both country and EU means will be spent from the point of view of the best implementation of new solutions and their real impact on business prospects. It is worth reconstructing the process of granting means in order to consider the vote of SMEs in the innovation policy as broadly as possible – pointed out Morawiecki.
The position of Poland in this edition of the ranking is the best in the history. The country's result has improved by 5.1 points since 2012. It is worth pointing out the enhancement in the area of freedom rights (+5.0), level of corruption (+1.0), conditions for business (+1.4), monetary policy (+3.9) and investment freedom (+5.0).
Index of Economic Freedom has been organized by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal for more than 20 years. The main objective of the ranking is to catalogue countries in accordance with solutions and policies that are aimed at increase in economic activity. Index of Economic Freedom analyses rules of law (property rights, level of corruption); size of public sector (fiscalism, public expenses); regulation effectiveness (conditions for business, monetary policy, labor market) and openness of the market (commerce, investments and finances).