|Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Regional Development Minister El┐bieta Bie˝kowska|
Poland will “most certainly” join the G20 group of largest economies in the world by 2022, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.
The comment came as Tusk was laying out spending plans over the coming years thanks to the latest EU budget, which came in effect on January 1.
“In this time we will have reached 80 percent of the EU average in terms of GDP,” Tusk said, adding that currently the figure stands at around 67-68 percent.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Tusk said that by 2020 – when the latest EU multi-annual financial framework comes to a close – Poland will be below the EU average in terms of poverty, with an expected 1.5 million citizens to be helped in this respect.
Additionally, by 2016 Tusk expects Poland to have more highways than Great Britain. “This is a reason for satisfaction,” he said.
According to government figures, Poland will also have 100 percent broadband coverage by 2020, with spending on R&D amounting to 2 percent of GDP, the EU average.
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