Cover Osteuropa 3-5/2018

In Osteuropa 3-5/2018

Polish state capitalism
On the economic policy of the PiS

Krzysztof Jasiecki

Deutsche Fassung


Under the Law and Justice party (PiS), Polish economic policy is changing. The government wants to bring its dependence on foreign investments to an end and to push back the dominance of foreign capital in key areas of the Polish domestic economy. In 2016, it founded the Polish Development Fund. One of the goals of the fund is the re-Polonisation of strategically important sectors. For this purpose, the strategy pursued the PiS consists of state interventionism, active investment policies for major state-owned companies, and the centralisation of the administration. These are elements of a form of state capitalism.

(Osteuropa 3-5/2018, pp. 247–252)