Governments around the world are increasingly intervening in the economy. The EU also has moved towards a more active industrial policy in recent years. Its traditionally most important tool—regulation—is losing importance compared to financial support for companies provided at the level of the Member States and by the EU as a whole. It is advisable for Poland to support principles for the allocation of funds that do not lead to a widening of development disparities within the Union but benefit the EU as a whole, as well as individual countries.
Authors: Szymon Zaręba, Head of the Global Issues Programme, PISM; Piotr Dzierżanowski, international economic relations analyst in the Global Issues programme, PISM.
This text has originally been published on the PISM website.