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Higher wages, modernising Poland are key priorities: PM

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 15.12.2018 16:31
Higher wages and modernising Poland are among the key priorities for the government, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a convention of his ruling conservative party on Saturday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej ZborowskiPM Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski

Morawiecki said: “The three pillars on which we want to base the development of Poland over the next 5-10-15 years… are Europe, higher wages and modernising Poland."

The country’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party swept to power in parliamentary elections in late 2015.

It still has a comfortable lead over the opposition in the opinion polls.

Party leader Jarosław Kaczyński told the convention on Saturday that Law and Justice had proved over the last three years that it "can govern in an honest way, that it can be trustworthy.”

Saturday’s party convention took place in Szeligi, near Warsaw.

On Friday, Polish lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a bid to oust Morawiecki’s conservative Cabinet.

A motion for a "constructive vote of no-confidence" in the government was brought by the Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s biggest opposition party.

The move had no chance of succeeding since Law and Justice holds a majority in the lower house.

Morawiecki earlier this week vaunted Poland’s fast economic growth, at 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2018.


Source: PAP

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