Polish Premier Beata Szydło announced on Tuesday that her government would focus on increased economic development in the coming year. She indicated that the focus during the first year of her party’s reign had been on funding programs for families and on security issues. The government’s official economic plan, unveiled in February, aims to spend PLN 1 trillion over the next 25 years. The PM claimed that the government, thus far, had achieved success in implementing its 500-plus program, in introducing free prescription drugs to seniors over the age of 75 and in raising the minimum wage. “If we want to meet all the commitments that we have made, we have to show determination, consistency and consistently implement our plan and timetable. This is happening,” she said at a press conference.
According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the minimum monthly salary in Poland for workers who work under a full-time employment contract increased by PLN 100 to the level of 1,850 gross.