1999 – 2008

Decade of new order. Ten years after the shift of 1989, the young democracy was united enough to successfully tackle the dysfunctions that were restraining it during the early years of the transition. The country complied with new standards required by membership in NATO and EU. Eventual access to both organisations moved Poland to a completely new reality and was a critical factor for further development.

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1989 - 1998

Decade of transformation. Nationwide strikes in 1988 paralysed the country and forced the communist government into open dialogue with Solidarność. The negotiations paved the way to the first partially free…

December 13, 2018
2009 - 2018

Decade of lift off. Since the fall of communism in 1989, the 1990s was a decade of chaos and  building from scratch, making an aquarium out of fish soup, as…

Written by: Bartosz Stefaniak