Poland has a chance to achieve at least the EU average in terms of per capita GDP in 10-15 years, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said during a meeting in Pelplin, north-west Poland.
Poland's GDP growth is expected to reach 4.2 percent in 2018, 3.7 percent in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020, the World Bank said on Friday, raising its January's respective estimates of 4.0, 3.5 and 3.1 percent.
GDP's growth at 4.6 percent in 2017 is a big success of Poland's economy, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi has told PAP.
The ratings agency Fitch has upgraded Poland's GDP growth estimate for 2018 to 3.9 percent from the previously expected 3.6 percent. The GDP growth estimate for 2019 (3.2 pct) remains unchanged.
By spending at least 2 percent of its GDP on defence, Poland is a leader in NATO while the presence of Polish soldiers on foreign missions sends a signal that Poland cares for global and regional security, said Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.
Polish Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski and Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz on Wednesday praised the country's economic performance in the fourth quarter of 2017 after a Central Statistical Office's GDP report.
"Tuesday's initial GDP growth estimate for 2017 is very positive information, though of course it is not a surprise," Finance Minister Teresa Czerwinska said on Tuesday.