"Better living standards and reducing poverty are priorities"
Improving Poles' standard of living and reducing poverty are the most important tasks today, President Andrzej Duda said inaugurating the Monday meeting of the National Development Council (NRR).
The meeting focused on the Plan for Responsible Development (the Morawiecki Plan for short) presented by deputy PM and Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Once the standard of living is improved and poverty reduced, the constitutional principle of Poland's sustainable development will be fulfilled, according to the Polish president.
"This will also be ... one of the most important factors keeping young people in Poland, creating professional and life opportunities for them here", Andrzej Duda said.
This great and tough task requires a cohesive and clear concept for Poland's economic development, the president continued, thanking Morawiecki for his work on such a plan.
The framework plan approved by the government needs to be filled in for different areas. "This is above all a matter of creating investment opportunities, better conditions for entrepreneurs and also something we might call directed development", Andrzej Duda said.
Pointing out that the great majority of investments in Poland were foreign, the president said that this was a good thing and would hopefully continue, but that he also wanted to see "an extremely important, very strong component providing an impulse for the development of Polish companies".
He added that this should be an impulse for the development of successful Polish businesses, which should be able to invest much more in Poland, but also for bold creative people just entering the market.
President Duda said he believed that the Morawiecki Plan would contribute to this.
Under the plan, Poland's growth is to be founded on reindustrialisation, development of innovative firms, capital for development, international expansion and social and regional development. (PAP)