Poland most attractive for foreign investors in CEE

9 April 2014
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Poland again outclassed all countries in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of investment attractiveness. Scoring 4.76 out of 6 points, Poland overtook the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This is the main outcome of 9th Economic Survey of Polish -German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Poland).

EU membership is still considered as the greatest asset of Poland. The majority of respondents highly appreciate the Polish employees - their skills, productivity and motivation. 91% of surveyed companies expect that the economic situation in Poland during the next years will not get worse. Moreover, almost 75% of respondents plan to increase the investment expenditures in Poland or level them unchanged.

“It is clear, that the economic predominance of Poland in the region has recently increased”, commented PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman. Only last year, German investors supported by PAIiIZ declared the will to create 1170 new jobs in Poland.“Thanks to the positive approach of German companies towards Poland, I’m sure that we can expect much more form them”.

Poland has been assessed in 21 evaluation criteria. The investment attractiveness of the country has grown the most in terms of infrastructure (transportation, communication, IT, energy) – from 18th place to 10th place this year. The aspects that need to be changed remained the same as last year. Those are: fiscal system and its institutions, public administration and the transparency of the public procurement system.

The survey was conducted in February by the Polish - German Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with nine bilateral chambers operating under the International Group of Chambers of Commerce (IGCC). 142 German entrepreneurs took part in the survey.

(PAIiIZ/AHK)

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