Central and Eastern Europe: Kicked into shape
Infrastructure projects in Poland face significant challenges thanks to the legal framework in force and the difficulties in its application. Obstacles to land acquisition, drawn-out proceedings for the expropriation or division of land, extended administrative procedures and a lack of transparency in the decision-making process are the main reasons listed by investors for low investment efficiency. Therefore, the prospect of Poland and Ukraine hosting the 2012 European Football Championships meant not only that Poland was able to undertake a tremendous construction programme to create sport and other public infrastructures, but also that it would need to adapt its legislation to enable these developments.
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