Morawiecki government is to blame for the EU deficit procedure against Poland, says the co-leader of the right-wing Confederation party

Krzysztof Bosak, the deputy speaker of the Sejm from the Confederation party, warns that Poland's finances are unsustainable, a situation exacerbated by the former conservative PiS government's policies

Krzysztof Bosak, a co-leader of the right-wing Polish party Confederation, speaks at a party convention in Katowice, Poland, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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During an interview with, Krzysztof Bosak, the deputy speaker of the Sejm from the Confederation party, sharply criticized the financial management of Poland’s former conservative government.

“We’ve been warning that the spending policies of the PiS government have inflated expenditures without securing an adequate revenue base,” Bosak stated.

When asked about the European Union’s initiation of the excessive deficit procedure against Poland, Bosak clarified that this reflects genuine financial imbalances rather than being merely a political maneuver by the EU. He highlighted that these issues were forewarned during their campaign and stem from the economic legacy of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s administration.

“Changing a country’s budget and fiscal policy cannot be achieved within six months,” he remarked.

Bosak dismissed the notion that this EU procedure implies severe sanctions against Poland, describing it instead as a precautionary measure that subjects excessively indebted countries to closer scrutiny.

Additionally, in response to Prime Minister Morawiecki’s appeal to exclude defense spending from the deficit criteria, Bosak criticized the suggestion as fundamentally flawed.

“A thorough economic analysis of public finances should encompass all aspects without exception. Excluding specific expenditures, such as defense, undermines the integrity of economic analysis,” he argued, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a comprehensive approach to understanding and managing national finances.

“Therefore, this proposal from the former prime minister appears to align with strengthening defense, but in reality, it is senseless because it changes nothing beyond creating propagandistic confusion,” concluded Bosak.

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