Poland's macroeconomic performance was strong in the decade leading up to the global crisis. Poland's commitments to the EU Stability and Growth Pact helped lower the fiscal deficit and limit government debt. Its strong financial supervisory framework helped foster a well-capitalized banking system. A successor Flexible Credit Line arrangement for Poland will play an important role in supporting the government's economic policy strategy. Although Poland's underlying fundamentals remain strong, there are risks to the near-term outlook, considering its large and open capital markets.