The Ambassador of Polish Republic in Romania, Marcin Wilczek (photo), has participated on Thursday in a meeting with local and Gorj county authorities, representatives of Oltenia Energy Complex (CEO), and those of the County Chamber of Commerce, in the sight of developing the bilateral economic relations.
Marcin Wilczek stated in a press conference, that the investments of the Polish state in Romania account for approximately EUR 500 million, the economic growth of the two countries representing an important potential for developing the collaboration.
“The collaboration between Poland and Romania is an intensive one. Polish investments in Romania account for EUR 500 million. Romania has an important economic growth rate and Poland has economic growth, not that high, but constant, which means there is an important potential for developing the collaboration and I heard from those with whom I discussed today that there are ties with Polish companies in order to produce goods from Poland here, and that the business environment in Targu-Jiu is prospecting the market of Poland and, from what I have understood, it is a successful step. Therefore, the economic cooperation between the two countries is conclusive,” the Polish Ambassador said.
In context, CEO manager Sorin Boza stated that for the energy company the cooperation with the Polish authorities and coal-based energy producers is important to resist against the pressure of the European Union to reduce the functioning of thermal power plants.
“Such meetings are important for us because we are close to the coal energy producers in Poland, they own 46pct of the production of this type, we are common members of a European association, we have common projects to try to resist on the market against the pressure of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament in order to reduce this functioning, but together we believe that we will succeed. (…) There are people who have invested very much in coal and we have to learn from them. There are many projects, we will meet this year in Berlin with energy producers. Polish people do not have another source as we have, for them coal is the force, they have developed a lot and we have to learn from them, following their model,” Sorin Boza said, according to Agerpres.