Monopolies using their market power to suppress competition and raise prices pose a genuine threat to GDP growth. They can hurt it as much as poor economic policy, says Professor Jonathan B. Baker from the American University Washington College of Law.
While the share of people working on weekends is growing in the European Union, in Poland more employees are taking the weekends off. Although, according to Eurostat, they find it more difficult to afford at least one week of holidays during the entire year.
Everyone who drives a car is able to enjoy great roads, but this pleasure comes at a certain cost. There are measures confirming that road construction costs are lower than the benefits, while investments in motorways provide a strong boost to the economy.
Deputy Minister of the Environment Slawomir Mazurek said the government would be hard on illegal incineration of waste in Poland. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki even threatened to ban the import of waste until the system was adapted to achieve its goals.