Economic security of territorial self-government units in Poland
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Zakład Ekonomii Wydział Administracji i Nauk Społecznych Politechnika Warszawska
Publication date: 2015-03-31
JoMS 2015;24(1):189–207
Economic security of the State is an issue which has grown in importance in the light of economic crisis which began in the US in 2007 and whose consequences soon became evident in other countries of the world, including Poland. In the light of falling economic climate in Poland caused by a downturn in global economy, it has become vital to improve nation al economic safety. One of its main determinants is the fi nancial situation of the State, which is aff ected by the fi nancial standing of territorial self-government units. Hence, eff orts to improve the fi nances of self-government sector in Poland, especially in terms of income, should be counted among the priorities required to improve national economic security. The aim of this paper is to analyze the possible options for securing income by territorial self-government units in Poland in the years 2008- 2013, taking into account the need to ensure fi nancial stability of the functioning of these entities and continuity of their activities. Th is objective is accompanied by the following thesis: “improvement of national economic security requires action to improve the fi nancial standing of territorial self-government units by applying solutions to increase their fi scal autonomy”, which has been proven in the course of the analysis performed.