Forum of Regions
XX ECONOMIC FORUM
started pumping an unlimited amount of money at zero cost and a number of co- untries started increasing their budget expenditure, i.e. they implemented scal stimuli.
anusz Lewandowski emphasised that contrary to a few other countries, the example of Poland is an argument in favour of the regional policy followed so far. According to him there won’t be fewer resources in the next nancial per- spective, the discussion regarding which is just beginning. However one has to take into account present political and economic circumstances. It is also under conside- ration whether the nancial perspective should not be shortened “I am in favor of the longest possible EU budget period as it ensures nancial stability. Shortening this period to 5 years would mean that soon after nishing one discussion about the division of funds, another discussion would begin,”explained Janusz Lewandowski. J
Janusz Lewandowski, Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget, European Commission, Poland Ludwik Kotecki, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Poland