Perspectives: Priorities of Polish Presidency of EU (7/22)     Print

Poland has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU for the first time since it joined the bloc in 2004. Poles are largely "pro-Europe" and are enjoying an economic growth rate of about 3.5%.  So even though the country is not part of the eurozone, Poland has indicated that it will use its six months in the EU guidance role both to strengthen the single market and help set up the next EU budgets with more sources of revenue. The group, Cicero Consulting, says that Warsaw will also pursue reforms in economic governance, including the implementation of new regulatory authority for improved EU-wide oversight in banking and broader financial services. There are also new taxation issues for the EU to be tackled by the Polish presidency. Cicero has produced a clear outline of these challenges in a report to be read here.

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