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  • Security is not just tanks and guns. 7 key issues

    Security is not just tanks and guns. 7 key issues | 2022-03-07

    The war in Ukraine will affect Poland's socio-economic situation through many channels, both in the short and long term. In the near term, we are facing phenomena close to stagflation: a weakening of economic growth and even higher inflation, even double-digit inflation. The short-term outlook is difficult. The economy will be far from balanced and prone to turbulence. We all hope that the war will end quickly. But it will trigger changes in many areas. Perhaps a new "cold war" will begin, which for Poland will mean having to function under a permanent military threat from an aggressive neighbour. Therefore, the strengthening of the country's security must be comprehensive - a broader perspective is necessary, and sustainable systemic solutions are required, including in the medium and long term.

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  • Vacant buildings do not account for high housing prices

    Vacant buildings do not account for high housing prices | 2022-01-26

    As many as 58% of all vacant apartments remain in the state-owned resources - municipal, workplaces, the Treasury and TBS. The question arises whether a possible tax would not fall mainly on local authorities, whose communal apartments account for as much as half of all vacant apartments. At the same time, such an incentive makes no sense in their case, as numerous vacancies result from the fact that rents of council apartments do not cover the cost of their maintenance, so many of them fall into disrepair. Local authorities have very limited possibilities of raising rents or verifying the income of tenants.​

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  • Operational control: what it is, what it should be, and how it relates to the right to privacy
  • Regulated economic activity to be reviewed

    Regulated economic activity to be reviewed | 2022-01-11

    The last significant liberalization in the area of the legal-administrative rationing of economic activity took place in 1999. Despite earlier assumptions, envisaged, among others, in the explanatory memorandum to the Act on Freedom of Economic Activity of 2004, no significant liberalization of regulations has taken place since then, and no significant changes in this area have been introduced for approximately a decade.​

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  • Constitutional Court applications: a legal fuse for society, not a political weapon for power

    Constitutional Court applications: a legal fuse for society, not a political weapon for power | 2021-12-03

    As a result of political pressure, the composition of the current Constitutional Court remains defective in three cases (the so-called "stand-in judges") by which it cannot be considered an independent and impartial court, which was established by a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (complaint No. 4907/18).

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  • Regulation: an instruction manual for the law, not an instrument of absolute power

    Regulation: an instruction manual for the law, not an instrument of absolute power | 2021-10-26

    For a long time, one can observe a legally disturbing phenomenon of misuse and abuse by public authorities of such legal institutions as a regulation.​

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  • The Polish Tax System - it is Very Bad, but After Introducing the So-Called Polish Deal, it May Get Even Worse

    The Polish Tax System - it is Very Bad, but After Introducing the So-Called Polish Deal, it May Get Even Worse | 2021-10-19

    In the latest edition of the International Tax Competitiveness Index, Poland was placed penultimate out of 37 OECD countries. In the international ranking of tax systems' competitiveness prepared by the American Tax Foundation, only Italy scored worse. Poland maintained its position from last year and is three positions lower than two years ago. 


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  • One million state housing units hold back development

    One million state housing units hold back development | 2021-10-07

    The recurring attempts and demands to build state-owned housing units for rent are illusory. In Poland there are one million state-owned housing units which, instead of improving mobility by allowing the young to migrate to metropolitan areas or move away from their parents, additionally limit the mobility of their tenants, whose material situation is practically not monitored by officials.
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  • Krysiak's Balance of Errors and Omissions

    Krysiak's Balance of Errors and Omissions | 2021-09-24

    "Krysiak's balance" presented at the conference organized by Patryk Jaki is a biased, methodologically flawed, selective compilation of numbers used to show that as a result of EU membership, Poland has lost gigantic amounts of money over the past 17 years.
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  • Jurors need reforms

    Jurors need reforms | 2021-09-07

    In recent weeks, the postulate to introduce magistrates to the Polish judiciary has become widespread. Meanwhile, the judiciary already involves a social element in the form of jurors, who unfortunately remain a neglected institution.
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