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David it depends where you are, obviously there is no doom and gloom when you staying at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw but go out a bit and its a bit different. Polish companies do file for bankruptcy and re open the next day using a different name, highlights how dishonest the system is, I guess you support his practice.(thats why business people have it so good in Poland, they have ways of avoiding paying taxes)
Out of 700 companies declared bankrupt last year over 600 might have been fraudulent.
It is estimated that in 2010 about 1,500 companies will go bankrupt. “Most of these bankruptcies will be staged and companies, which could be rescued, will be closed down,” says Elzbieta Maczynska from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Company owners prefer to declare bankruptcy in order not to pay back debts, or in order to pay just a part of their liabilities. There were also dishonest entrepreneurs who close down companies to seize money of their clients and contractors. (mg)