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Why is Poland's economy emerging so strongly from the pandemic? A comparison with the UK
Pawel Bukowski and Wojciech Paczos
April 2021
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Tags: covid-19; growth; gdp; poland; labour markets

Poland is no longer Europe's "green island" of growth, as it was during the 2008 financial crisis when it was the only country not to fall into recession. Yet its economy has managed to avoid the pandemic-induced troubles brewing in western Europe. However, contrary to government claims of able stewardship, it is good fortune, prioritising GDP over health, and restrictions centred more on personal than on economic freedoms that may have been what got Poland through relatively unscathed.