As sources of growth in the CEE region are slowly but surely becoming exhausted, we need to create a new paradigm for growth based on the innovation economy. The pandemic is changing the economy, and some businesses are becoming obsolete, yet, the focus should be the protection of workers, not jobs. Hybrid models of work are changing our productivity, and we need to re-skill and re-educate ourselves. The EU recovery fund may be the tool for finishing strategic infrastructure projects of the region.
You can watch below some introductory remarks by H.E. Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure and Construction of Poland:
The automobile industry is in times of constant change and innovation. The role of the government is to support the industry with well-educated and skilled engineers, with the development of new technologies, and the improvement of the entrepreneur environment. By focusing on the R&D, and on the technological know-how, we make the industry stuck in the country.
In a chat with Minister Korčok, we heard him raise a few concerns. Firstly, we thought we would already be dealing with economic recovery in a post-pandemic setup, but we still need to keep overseeing the impact of the pandemic on our health systems. The situation in Eastern neighbourhood, EU’s internal disagreements on strategic issues, the future of the partnership with the U.S. and many more do not predict an easy way out of it but Europe will not fall apart.
You can watch again all the sessions here.