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Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed Poland but the country now needs to build on its achievements

Need for reform supersedes revolution

Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed a country that needs to maintain progress

Democratic stability breeds voter disillusionment

Parties struggle to win mass popularity

Shock therapy creates entrepreneurial state of mind

Economic reforms of early 1990s kick-started business in country that remains one of Europe’s engines of growth

Balcerowicz: Why Poland succeeded where others failed

Past performance can be a poor predictor of the future and Poland is not immune to this rule: without painstaking additional changes, economic growth will slow down

Warsaw moves towards being a finance hub

Private equity stands out as a regional force

Adam Krzanowski, CEO of Nowy Styl
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Innovation and technology are the foundations of economic progress

Business and the state must pursue small reforms to realise the country’s potential

EU membership is yielding a bumper harvest for farmers

The sector has gained access to funding and markets

Tomasz Czechowicz, computer dealer turned venture capitalist

Profile: Tomasz Czechowicz

One of the country’s wealthiest businessmen runs a group of venture capital funds investing in Poland and across Europe

Kegs on the production line at a Kompania Piwowarska brewery in Poland

Brewing up in Poland

Beer sales soar in multinational’s expansion drive