‘Crisis hits people’

Published on 31 May 2013 at 09:26

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“Poverty, unemployment, lower salaries, sullen mood – this is the price we are paying for the [economic] slowdown,” writes Rzeczpospolita.

The conservative daily compares the economic situation in the country in the first quarter of this year with the same period in 2009 when Poland was hit by the first wave of the global crisis.

Although the GDP in 2013 grew by 0.5 per cent compared to 0.4 in the same period four years ago, unemployment is higher (11.3 per cent compared to 8.3 per cent) and salary growth has almost stopped (2.6 per cent compared to 6.8 per cent).

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But while the governing Civic Platform continues to lose public support, the prospect of it initiating reforms remain small.

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