Main article: Economy of Poland
Since its return to democracy, Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of liberalising the economy and today stands out as one of the most successful and open examples of the transition from communism to a market economy.
The privatisation of small and medium state-owned companies and a liberal law on establishing new firms have allowed for the rapid development of an aggressive private sector, but without any development of consumer rights organisations.
Restructuring and privatisation of "sensitive sectors" (e.g., coal, steel, railroads, and energy) has begun.
Poland has a large agricultural sector of private farms, that can be leading producer of food in the European Union. Challenges remain, especially under-investment.
Structural reforms in health care, education, the pension system, and state administration have resulted in larger-than-expected fiscal pressures.
Warsaw leads the region of Central Europe in foreign investment and allegedly needs a continued large inflow.
GDP growth had been strong and steady from 1993 to Source | Copyright