Expert comment by Jarosław Bełdowski, Partner, in Puls Biznesu.

The last weekend’s (24-26.10.2014) issue of Puls Biznesu publishes an article focusing on low innovativeness of the Polish economy entitled “Poland loses in the technological race”.

The author several times referred to expert comments by Jarosław Bełdowski, Partner at SMM Legal, who pointed out to a strong correlation between Polish companies’ innovation expenditure and transfers of EU funds. He also emphasized how short-sighted such policy is since, if EU subsidies are discontinued, it may have serious effects on the Polish economy. The solution should be to stimulate innovativeness of Polish companies regardless of EU grants.

Limitations raise questions. We provide answers.