Poland to meet convergence criteria by 2015 - foreign minister
October 19, 2012
Poland will fulfill the economic part of the Maastricht treaty convergence criteria by the end of this Parliament's term of office, Foreign Affairs Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said in a joint interview for the Gazeta Wyborcza and Suddeutsche Zeitung dailies.
According to Sikorski, the Polish government is doing everything that needs to be done in order to enter the euro zone. Poland is continuously implementing the spending rule, which will allow the country to meet the Maastricht criteria, he said.
Sikorski also said that the Polish government will ratify the EU fiscal pact by the end of the year.
"The next government will be able to rationally assess whether the euro zone has sorted out its problems so that Poland could accept the common currency in a safe and mutually beneficial way," Sikorski added.
Sikorski also said that the Polish government supports the proposal for 2014-2020 European Union budget presented by the European Commission.
Generous budget and cohesion fund, from which infrastructural investments are financed, make for an efficient way to stimulate economic growth, Sikorski said.