According to the Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), The Netherlands is the most competitive country within the European Union. In this year’s report , the Netherlands has climbed to the fourth place, while Germany dropped one place. Only Switzerland, Singapore and the US are more competitive. The Netherlands thanks its high ranking to its healthcare, education system, efficient infrastructure, and focus on innovation and technology.
In the WEF report Poland has moved up 5 places to rank 36th on a global index of the world's most competitive economies. Among the Central and Eastern European countries, Poland, together with Lithuania, Latvia and Slovak Republic, were qualified in a transition group between an efficiency-driven and innovation-driven economies. Whereas Czech Republic and Estonia remain in the highest group of innovation-driven economies. Poland obtained high scores in healthcare, education and macroeconomic environment. The most problematic factors for doing business in Poland according to the entrepreneurs are still: tax regulations, restrictive labor regulations and tax rates.
You can find the full report on the WEF website:
Source: WEF, Dutchnews.nl, De Volkskrant, Narodowy Bank Polski (nbp.pl).