Poland is the leader of growth in Europe - entrepreneurship minister

Poland is the leader of growth in Europe, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz said at a Thursday press conference pointing out that Polish GDP will grow by 5.2 percent this year.

As Emilewicz noted, in 2017, GDP growth amounted to 4.8 percent, and this year is to be "even better". "We envisage that the growth will reach 5.2 percent," she assessed.

As the Entrepreneurship and Technology Ministry said, on Wednesday the Fitch rating agency, likewise the World Bank, IMF or OECD earlier, raised the Polish GDP forecast for 2018 to 5.1 percent from 4.8 percent.

Emilewicz stressed that the last years had been extremely good for the Polish economy and that including Poland in the FTSE Russell developed countries ranking proves this.

The ministry added that GDP growth is one of the measures confirming the strength of the Polish economy. A decrease in the registered unemployment rate to the historically low level of 5.7 percent is another one.