Poland moved up 7 places compared to its 2012 result in the annual ranking of economic freedom compiled by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Poland is now in 57th place, directly ahead of Albania and Bulgaria.
Poland did best when it came to freedom of trade, ranking 11th in the world. The survey's authors consider the rising public debt and slow judicial system the biggest risks to economic freedom in the country. Poland is also way down in public spending, out of 177 ranked countries, it is in 140 place.
The countries with the greatest economic freedom are Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland.
Of the 43 European countries included in the ranking Poland placed 26th, higher than Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy and Greece.
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