On Wednesday 20th November, Business and Science Poland organised a working lunch discussion around Polish Economic Institute report „Common Market as a Common Commitment Letters to the New EU Leadership 2019-2024”.

The discussion, kindly hosted by Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee, gathered different viewpoints from institutional, analytical and business perspective : Piotr Arak, Director of the Polish Economic Institute; Lauro Panella, Head of Unit, European Parliament Research Service; and Adam Czyżewski, Chief Economist, PKN Orlen. Kacper Chmielewski, Business& Science Poland, moderated the discussion and Q&A.

The discussion focused on discussing the current state and future challenges of the European Single Market. The report prepared by Polish Economic Institute (PIE) consists of eleven „mission letters” to the new Commissioners responsible for i.a. taxation, digital affairs, competition, energy transition, capital market union or the European Social Pillar (and more). It discusses the main challenges, including green and digital transformation, and points to the sources of possible revenues that could finance those policies. In the centre of the argument is the common market. The common currency is seen as the most important economic project in the EU, but it is by no means comparable to the single market, a common commitment of everybody to play by the same rules.

Read the entire report here.

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