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Poland - Economic Policy

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Short-term priorities:

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • regular reviewing of the joint assessment of economic policy priorities under the Europe Agreement, emphasising compliance with the Copenhagen criteria on membership of the European Union and Community legislation in economic and monetary policy (coordinating economic policies, introducing convergence programmes, fighting excessive deficits);
  • Poland should pursue policies for achieving genuine convergence in line with the European Union's objectives on economic and social cohesion and nominal convergence in keeping with the ultimate objective - adoption of the Euro. However, it is not expected that Poland will adopt the Euro immediately after accession.

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress has been recorded in this field.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been recorded in this field.

Assessment (November 2001)

Economic stability was to a large extent achieved despite certain concerns about the situation of public finances.

Assessment (October 2002)

Legislation on the independence of the National Bank of Poland is being prepared but has not been adopted yet. The priority given to this matter by the accession partnership has not been applied.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

REFERENCES

Council decision 98/260/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Commission Opinion COM(1997) 2002 final
Not yet published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1998) 701 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999) 509 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000) 709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1752
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1408
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1207
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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