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The State of the Union Address touched upon key issues that will shape our reality in the years to come. The fact that the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, noticed the problems of the internal market and proposed the creation of a new strategy for the Schengen Area, which will undoubtedly improve the quality of the regulatory environment for entrepreneurs, should be assessed positively. Nevertheless, the introduction of a European minimum wage or the excessively rapid increase in climate goals may adversely affect the condition of the Polish economy and the competitiveness of European industry…

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the draft act introducing the so-called Estonian CIT

On 12th August 2020, the Government Legislation Centre published a draft law introducing the so-called Estonian CIT. According to the assumptions therein, beginning in 2021, certain capital companies that will allocate their earned profit for investments in their enterprises will not pay income tax. A similar system of corporate income taxation has been in place in Estonia for 20 years, hence its commonly adopted name…

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the Polish nuclear power programme

Nuclear energy is considered to be a promising branch of the entire global energy sector. Changing technological solutions constitute in this regard an important issue. Some of the Western European economies have recently departed from PWR (pressurised water reactor) devices, some of them have focused on researching other types of reactors (such as ITER – International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) designed for nuclear energy of new quality. It can be expected that these efforts of many countries will bear fruit within 10-15 years…

Appeal of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers regarding the pay rises of persons holding public office

The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers believes that increasing the salaries of persons performing public functions serves the public interest. The imbalance between the remuneration received and the scale of responsibility is particularly visible in the case of deputy ministers. With this in mind, we appeal to the members of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland (Parliament’s lower house) not to succumb to populist pressure and to reject the veto of the Senate (Parliament’s upper house) regarding the draft act increasing the salaries of people holding public office, and then to immediately amend that act, correcting some of the errors within.
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