Prime Minister Donald Tusk has said proposals by Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński to boost the Polish economy don't take into consideration “the context of the crisis.”
“In the last four years and not only in Poland, we have been grappling with the biggest crisis since World War II and every diagnosis and prescription which involves the economic and financial situation cannot ignore those facts,” Mr Tusk told reporters.
“I would also like to say what could be done in Poland while closing my eyes and covering my ears to what is spreading around the world, Europe and Poland,” he added, saying the PiS proposals were not “serious” and would cost “tens of billions of złoty.”
Last weekend, PiS proposed, among other things, a 10-year program to create 1.2 million jobs, a unification of the PIT and CIT tax codes, zł.300 vouchers for poor families to spend on sending their children to pre-school, undoing the recently-passed pension reform which raised the retirement age to 67 for both men and women, and increasing tax rebates for families with more than one child.
Mr Tusk said he planned to present calculations showing how much some of Mr Kaczyński's ideas would cost.
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