Vol no: 15
I am pleased to present the next issue of the periodical MAZOWSZE Regional Studies. This is a special issue. It contains a set of articles devoted to the Polish experience of the last 25 years, which was a time of building a new legal order and introducing the principles of functioning of a modern democratic state. The experience of this period is decidedly positive, and this applies to virtually all areas of public life. Local government reform has contributed to the empowerment of local and regional communities. The investment efforts of local and regional governments and central authorities, especially after Poland’s accession to the European Union, changed the image of Poland.