Global economic crisis just beginning - PM

Morawiecki expressed the opinion that Poland can be an innovative and effectively acting country in difficult times. Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

The economic crisis the world is struggling with has only just begun with unprecedented simultaneous impacts in supply, demand and liquidity, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in the 'Sieci' weekly to be published on Monday.

Commenting on the allocation of funds to Poland by the European Union, the PM noted in the interview with Sieci that "we still have a big infrastructural gap: railways, roads, metropolitan railways, fibre-optics, the CPK (Central Communications Port) and many other areas." That - in his view - will be the first very important direction of the state's modernisation.

The second direction - Morawiecki said - will concern the financing of modern energy. He indicated in the interview that this is the direction in which the world and better developed countries are going.

"The economic crisis the world is struggling with has only just begun," the PM said. "It is simultaneously impacting supply, demand and liquidity in an unprecedented way. We do not fully realise in Poland the changes that are occurring in the global economy," the prime minister added, going on to point out that, "so far we have coped with the threat very well, maybe so well that we fell asleep a bit. And we can still oversleep." He added that "the coronavirus has not finished yet."

Morawiecki also expressed the opinion that Poland can be an innovative and effectively acting country in difficult times.

"I dream of a Poland in which the citizen sorts out all the most important matters of government, sitting with a mug of coffee in front of a computer," he told the weekly.