Policy Debate Escalates

August 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p4
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The article reports that Poland's two main centre-right opposition parties have claimed that they are capable of lowering the 2006 budget deficit below the PLN30bn (equivalent to 3% of GDP) envisaged by the ruling Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). Law and Justice deputy leader Wojciech Jazinski indicated that his party would target a budget deficit of PLN26bn next year, if elected to power, with fiscal savings to be realised from a combination of improved financial management by government agencies, and a switch to a task-based budget, which would increase scrutiny of public finances.


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