Polish business, science lobbying hub to open in Brussels

The opening of Business & Science Poland (BSP) in Brussels will allow for more effective lobbying in the EU says Marcin Ociepa, Polish entrepreneurship and technology deputy minister, adding that “this is strictly a business initiative, which comes from business representatives themselves, which will provide them with support in representing their business interests.”

The BSP lobbying centre will open on May 16.

The deputy minister added that thanks to the centre, every Polish entrepreneur will have a “business-friendly venue right at the very heart of the EU district, where all the major institutions are located.”

He pointed out that it was important to Poland to celebrate its 15th anniversary of membership in the European Union through a concrete initiative: the institutional strengthening of Polish business in Brussels.

He noted that, today, Polish businesses rank between 13th and 18th place among the 28 EU member states when it comes to their lobbying activities in Brussels.

“I believe that thanks to BSP, our country will move from 13th to 5th position in three years,” he said.

“We’re trying to unite the worlds of science and business. We know that in the era of globalisation, in the economic race, the important issue of advanced technologies will determine the success of many states.

“The success of the Polish economy will depend on an ecosystem which combines science, business and administration. That is why it is difficult to imagine the economic development of Poland without such close cooperation,” stated the deputy minister.

Minister Ociepa said that BSP will be inaugurated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Maroš Šefčovič, vice president of the European Commission for the Energy Union and EU Space Policy.