Krynica-2017: important economic and social declarations

During the 27th Economic Forum in Krynica many important economic and social declarations were made.

Prime Minister Beata Szydło declared that in the nearest future her government may suggest to appoint a council of advisors at the government that would consist of entrepreneurs. Prime Minister stressed she would be glad to see practicians on board.

On the other hand, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance – Mateusz Morawiecki announced the plans of his ministry regarding special economic zones. “We want to make the whole Poland an investment zone” stressed Deputy Prime Minister.

The President of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency – Tomasz Pisula said that till the end of the year PAIH intends to open 20 trade offices abroad.

The Minister of Energy – Krzysztof Tchórzewski announced in Krynica that if a decision regarding the construction of a nuclear plant was made this year, the first block would become fully operational probably around 2029 or 2030 and the cost of the whole power plant would be about PLN 75 billion.

“In 2022 Poland’s gas supplies will come from other sources than now,” said the government’s plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski in Krynica. The minister added that in 2022, thanks to the LNG terminal and the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline we will be able to import 16-18 billion cubic meters of gas a year, which will cover all the Poland’s demands.

“We can then completely resign from the Russian gas. Our present agreement on gas supplies with Russia expires exactly in 2022,” said Piotr Woźniak in Krynica, President of PGNiG.

The development of the gas hub in Świnoujscie may finish by 2021 and the regasification capabilities of the terminal are to increase by 50% from the current 5 to 7.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year – informed the President of Gaz-System – Tomasz Stępień in Krynica.

The Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy – Elżbieta Rafalska informed during the forum that the unemployment rate in Poland amounts to 7.1% and is on the lowest level since March 1991.