Poland’s GDP in 2013 will be 19.7 per cent higher in real terms compared to 2007 – the year before the start of the global financial crisis.

“Due to the fact that we never slipped into recession, we are among the EU’s leaders,” writes Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, stressing that for 15 of the EU’s 28 countries, this year's GDP will be lower than in 2007.

According to the daily, the European Union is recovering from the recession but “making up for the losses” will take years -

It is surprising that Denmark, Finland and Holland are among the countries still in the red despite the impact of the crisis there being relatively mild and the financial markets’ view that [their economies] are credible.