The Polish economy continues to experience a stable economic expansion. Driven by domestic demand, real GDP is expected to grow at robust rates of 3 ½ % per year in 2016 and 2017, well above the EU average. These growth rates will add to a long period of uninterrupted economic expansion, stretching as far back as 1992 — with Poland being the only EU country that weathered the post-2007 global financial and economic crises without undergoing any recession.
Read a complete analysis of Poland's economy in the country report 2016 [2 MB]
2015 recommendations in brief
The Commission has made four country-specific recommendations to Poland to help it improve its economic performance. These are in the areas of: public finances; pensions and taxation; labour market; investment in rail.