Poland successfully managed its integration into the European Union since joining in 2004, and during the 2008-09 global financial crises it was the only member to experience growth. Poland is a high-income country with a large and diversified domestic economy.
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The Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój, a small, picturesque town in the south of Poland, has been called the “Davos for Eastern Europe”, and has, indeed, become a regional, if not European tradition. Ev... Show More +ery September since 1992, policy makers, representatives of the government, private sector, influential media, think tanks, and NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe come to Krynica to discuss and debate important regional developments.The Krynica Economic Forum is a three- to four-day event with various panels and debates happening simultaneously. However, most participants say that the essence of the Krynica Forum is the talks and meetings on the sidelines of the main panels. Indeed, what is most unique about the Krynica Forum is that it is a place of dialogue on various levels – between politicians and private sector representatives, between various countries, various financial institutions, and regional media.For at least the sixth year in a row, the World Bank has actively participated in the Forum as an important discussant in the crucial debates that take place in the region.Mamta Murthi, Country Director for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries, Marina Wes, Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries, and Theo Thomas, Lead Economist for the Central Europe and the Baltic Countries, participated in the 24th Economic Forum in Krynica at the beginning of September.Mamta Murthi spoke on a panel focusing on Poland’s ambitions to join the G20. The panel was organized by EY (formerly Ernst & Young), joined by EY Managing Partner Jacek Kędzior, who chaired the discussion, as well as Ludwik Kotecki, Chief Economist in the Ministry of Finance of Poland, and James Roaf, IMF Senior Resident Representative. Show Less -