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We, undersigned organisations, appreciate the opportunity to share perspectives on the upcoming crucial negotiations on the Digital Markets Act. Our community supports all initiatives aimed at improving the position of European businesses and users. While we understand the need to address certain challenges related to digitization, we urge EU policymakers to take well-informed decisions and mitigate any harmful consequences for European SMEs, entrepreneurs and users…

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the draft act amending the Act on Foreigners and certain other acts

The draft act amending the Act on Foreigners and certain other acts was submitted to the Sejm on 22nd October 2021. Already on 26th October 26, it was sent to appropriate committees for its first reading. Apart from the Act on Foreigners, it also introduces changes to the following acts: on Repatriation, on Employment Promotion and Labour Market Institutions, on Healthcare Benefits Financed from Public Funds, and on Stamp Duty…

Shame on the Ministry of Finance for discriminating against Polish companies

Earlier this year – in August, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers published the report “French companies in Poland” showcasing the enormous scale of tax avoidance among the largest French companies operating on the Polish market. Both the conclusions from this report and the enforcement of the New Deal by the government, containing solutions detrimental to domestic SMEs, prompted us to create a study showcasing tax discrimination of the smallest Polish companies…

Commentary of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the tax reliefs and exemptions planned under the “Polish New Deal”

This October, the Tax Foundation published its latest report on the tax-friendliness in OECD countries. In the 2021 International tax competitiveness Index, Poland was ranked 36th out of 37 countries[1]. It is not the first time that we came second from the bottom: last year, we achieved a similar result, and we were placed 33rd two years ago. Only in Italy, there is now a less friendly tax system. Therefore, there is no doubt that the urgent postulate of amendments to the tax law is justified, and one of the most important goals of these amendments ought to be the tax system simplification in order to make it both citizen- and entrepreneur-friendly…

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers with the largest social media reach among Polish business organisations

We are pleased to inform you that, in the period from January to September 2021, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers was the most visible entrepreneurs’ organisation in social media according to an independent media monitoring centre. Over these 9 months, the Union managed to generate almost twice the range of publications than its largest competitor. At the same time, Cezary Kaźmierczak, President of the Union, achieved by far the largest reach in social media among Polish business organisation leaders, achieving results almost seven times better than the runner up in the ranking…

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the ‘Fit for 55’ package

While the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers does not question the necessity to care of the climate and the natural environment, the measures to be taken to that end should be of a sustainable nature and should therefore also take its socio-economic aspects into account…

Opinion of the Chief Expert of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on digital economy regarding the Personal Information Protection Law

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), the Chinese equivalent of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will enter into force at the beginning of November this year. While it resembles the GDPR in many ways, there are also a number of significant differences proving the goals of the Chinese law are broader than mere protection of personal data…
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