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The proposed new act can be considered the beginning of positive and much anticipated changes. Polish higher education is in a serious long-term crisis. There is can be no doubt that we are witnessing a multi-faceted problem that has a significantly negative impact on the condition of the Polish economy. Hard data, such as the places of our universities in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking, only prove how dire the situation is. Among the 500 best universities in the world, there are only two Polish institutions – the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University.

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers positively on obligatory e-sick leaves

According to the position published on February 27th, 2018, by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, the introduction of mandatory electronic sick leaves is a step in the progressive direction of digitalisation of the healthcare which must be assessed positively. From July 1st, 2018, the only effective form of issuing a sick leave will be an electronic document. Until now, doctors have had a choice between writing a traditional sick leave on paper or writing an electronic sick leave entry in the IT system.

Legal instability is the biggest problem in running a business in Poland, according to a survey by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers

In the last edition of the survey on the largest barriers for doing business in Poland, entrepreneurs of the SME sector put legal instability first, followed by excessive bureaucratic obligations and high labour costs. The research was carried out by Maison&Partners on behalf of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers.

Union of Railway Employers joins Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers

Another trade organisation joined the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers lately – the Union of Railway Employers. The organization established in 2001 has been operating since 2001 and currently has 30 members – companies belonging to the URE employ as of now approximately 90 thousand people.

ZPP Busometr Index without significant changes. Slow investment growth and good situation on the labour market

Entrepreneurs do not show a radical change in their economic sentiments – the latest results of the Busometer ZPP Index amounted to 44.67 points. This outcome is similar to the results from the second half of 2017. The results of the latest Busometr survey indicate that entrepreneurs from the SME sector have a rather neutral attitude towards the government’s economic policy.

Poland ranks higher in the Index of Economic Freedom 2018

21st in the region and 45th in the world – Poland improved its rank in this year’s Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The index of economic freedom in Poland amounted to 68.5 points, which places our country in the 45th place in the world and 21st in the regional breakdown.

Warsaw Enterprise Institute experts present “Poland’s Security Strategy” report

The times of guarantees of eternal peace and security in Europe are behind us. Today, every scenario of armed confrontation in our region must be considered probable. Poland must reckon with the possibility of armed conflict and prepare accordingly. The Warsaw Enterprise Institute and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers in the published report “Poland’s security strategy” present possible scenarios of the course of events and offer recommendations for the state administration.
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