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The economy of the Republic of Poland is still in the period of its greatest slowdown in decades. It seems that the impact of the pandemic on the economy is weakening (hopefully permanently) and the prospects of development are looking rather good. Further recovery of economic activity can be expected, supported not only by private, but also public investments. Perhaps, in the longer term, we will benefit from the redevelopment of supply chains (should this take place) and a partial reallocation of production back to Europe…

Opinion of the Chief Expert of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on Power Industry regarding the Energy Sector in the National Recovery Plan

The two projects recently presented: the National Recovery Plan (NRP – Krajowy Plan Odbudowy) and the Polish Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP2040), are documents of highly strategic importance that concern, to a large extent, the future of the entire Polish economy. Both strategies will significantly affect the image of our domestic economy, not only in the area of energy…

Commentary of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers regarding the smartphone tax

In spite of the ongoing epidemic and the economic crisis accompanying it, the Polish government continues to invent new taxes. Over the last year, the sugar tax, CIT on limited partnerships, the rain tax, and the tax on streaming services were introduced, the collection of the tax on commerce began, and the concept of an advertising tax was presented. Recent media reports indicate that an additional project was given “a green light” – the introduction of yet another burden: a tax on smartphones…

Study: Poles against smartphone tax

As many as three-quarters of respondents are against extending the reprographic fee to laptops, desktop computers, tablets, TV sets and smartphones. Works on such a project are ongoing at the Polish Ministry of Culture. The survey also shows that almost 9 out of 10 Poles consider this fee an additional tax, and more than half of all respondents believe that the state in times of a pandemic should be reducing taxes on electronic appliances…
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