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 was famously put. The 2000s was the decade of consolidation, reaching basic standards for business and economic operations, and building confidence. The 2010s have seen the country take off, a trend that continues in 2018, despite the ongoing political divide within
Benefiting from a depreciated currency exchange rate, large domestic market, relatively low public, private and corporate debt, and a stimulative fiscal and monetary policy, Poland was the only economy in Europe to avoid falling into recession during the global crisis that started in 2008. Over 25 years of uninterrupted growth has made the country a star performer among the transition economies. Pictured is Prime Minister Donald Tusk in 2009 during a press conference on Poland being the only country in Europe to post growth during the turmoil.