Establishing a Company in Poland
The Republic of Poland is a country in central Europe bordered by Germany and the Czech Republic to the west, Slovakia to the south and Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east. Poland possesses a relatively long coastline to the shores of the Baltic Sea. The country has a long and rich history, going back over 1,000 years, with a golden age in the 16th century, at which time it was considered one of the strongest and wealthiest nations on the continent.
After World War II, in which Poland was conquered first by Germany and then by Russia, the country became a protectorate of the Soviet Union. During the first free elections ever to take place in Poland in 1989, as the Communist Bloc began to crumble, the anti-communist Solidarity Movement, led by Lech Walesa, swept the elections, delivering a crushing defeat to the Communist Party. From that point onward, Poland has been making great efforts to develop a free market economy and to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the country, with the goal of restoring its status as one of Europe's leading nations.
Poland's population numbers roughly 38.5 million people, with a GDP of $29,307 per person that is ranked 68th in the world.