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Poland: Country and Foreign Investment

Executive Summary

According to the International Monetary Fund, as of 2013, Poland has the 49th highest GDP per capita in the world. It is ranked as 39th on the UN's Human Development Index (a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life).

Following revolutions in 1989, Poland saw the overthrow of its communist government and the installation of a democratic one. Poland joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in 1999 and became a member of the European Union in 2004.

The Polish economy is the largest in Eastern Europe and the 6th largest in the EU. Germany is Poland's dominant trading partner. Polish law encourages investment from foreign entrepreneurs by offering taxation incentives in 14 Special Economic Zones.



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