MEDIA reports on the Forum
The Economic Forum in Krynica is unquestionably a meeting of economic and political elites from Central and Eastern Europe. Krynica has become a symbol for Poland’s ambitions of being recogni- sed as a power in its own right in the new, bigger European Union.
I am really curious about the discussions during the Economic Forum held next week in the Polish resort Krynica – referred to as the Davos of the East. Political and business leaders, mostly from Poland, meet there in September every year to try and understand the trends which will set the economic pace in the coming weeks and months.
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“We were too pessimistic about Poland’s capabi- lities,” said Mark Allen from the International Mo- netary Fund during the Forum in Krynica. Thomas Laursen, regional representative of theWorld Bank, thinks that thanks to the global crisis and the par- ticularly good economic situation in the country, Poland will catch up with Western European coun- tries faster than was expected earlier.
The Economic Forum in Krynica, after several years of existence, has become an event which is a‘must’in agendas of political leaders and key businessmen from Central and Eastern Europe.
For a long time Poles were perceived as poor students in the region due to their moderate economic growth as compared to their neighbo- urs. During the‘Polish Davos’organised in Krynica, they could nally take their revenge.