On 1 July 2011, Poland will take over the EU’s sixmonth rotating Presidency. The Polish Presidency has identified its main priorities, focusing on ‘European integration as the source of growth’, a ‘secure Europe’, and a ‘Europe benefiting from openness’. Amongst other things, the Polish Presidency has indicated that it intends to:
- support actions and proposals to improve the regulation and supervision of financial markets, as well as drafting the principles of crisis management;
- work on improving economic governance in the EU;
- work to foster economic growth through further development of the internal market and using the EU’s budget for building a competitive Europe; and
- work on improving the conditions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), with special focus on their access to capital.