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 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
Polish society.

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.

May 08, 2018
A Matter of National Survival
Jadwiga Sokirkówna teaches secret language lessons in Łopiennik Górny despite the restrictions during the German occupation in 1941. Education is important in all countries. In Poland, however, it’s ingrained into the very fabric of the national character. This is not surprising when, for large parts of the country’s history, teachers and students could be arrested [...]
November 10, 2018
Poland’s Century
In 1918, with the end of WWI and the collapse of the three empires that had wiped Poland off the map in 1795, Poland re-emerged as a sovereign state. Here's what came next. For a long time Poland had no luck. In the aftermath of a detrimental conjunction of factors, the once mighty Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth [...]
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