Special Report: Global Financial Crisis
WARSAW, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank in its newest report on the
state of Poland's economy forecasts a 2 percent GDP growth in 2009, local media
reported on Friday.
"A 2 percent increase of the GDP in 2009 is attainable," said Thomas
Laursen of the World Bank presenting the report for Poland and the Baltic states
According to Laursen, Poland is in the best fiscal and financial situation
among all new EU countries.
Compared to the remaining countries in the region, Poland has amore
balanced growth, also thanks to private consumption which is one of the factors
contributing to economic growth, the World Bank official was quoted by Polish
news agency PAP as saying.
The report also notes that government's determination to stick to budget
discipline is an important anti-crisis factor.