Journal article

Rafał Riedel (2017)

The evolution of the Polish central bank’s views on Eurozone membership

Journal Post-Communist Economies
Number/Volume 29: 1 (2017)
Page references 106-116

ISSN: 1463-1377 (Print), 1465-3958 (Online)

This article analyses the reports published by the National Bank of Poland (NBP – Narodowy Bank Polski) between 2004 and 2014. These reports shed light on the evolution of official thinking on the possibility of Polish participation in the Eurozone, revealing a decline in enthusiasm over time. This change has taken place against a backdrop of a shift in general public attitudes (in Poland) towards the European Union, and a more specific shift in public opinion on the desirability of monetary integration on the supranational level caused by the economic crisis. These two factors explain the shift in conclusions and arguments contained in the official reports of the National Bank of Poland.