The Sejm, the Polish parliament, will vote on ratification of the fiscal compact today with the majority of the parties, except Law and Justice (PiS), the main opposition party, and its minuscule spin-off, Solidarity Poland, likely to approve it.

During the debate held yesterday, PM Donald Tusk urged the deputies to hold a “positive discussion” on Poland’s accession to the eurozone, which could be possible when “the country is 100 per cent ready”. So far no deadline has been set. However, he admitted it could be a “task for a generation”.

On the other hand, PiS MPs lamented that “joining the eurozone would make Poland dependent on a Central Committee in Brussels”.