As Europe’s stand-out performer over the past couple of years, Poland has been increasingly appearing on the radar of international investors. But, writes Bolesław Gryzel, the best is yet to come
Poland: High-growth, high-value economy takes shape
Originally published with the October/November 2010 issue of fDi Magazine.
Sponsored by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi.
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