Poland's economy faces "slightly better" year 2014 - Finance Minister
February 26, 2013
Poland should face a "slightly better" but still "relatively difficult" economic situation next year compared to 2013, Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski told weekly Wprost in an interview.
"As far as slowdown is concerned, next year will be slightly better than this year, but it will be relatively difficult," Rostowski said.
Poland built its 2013 budget on the assumption of 2.2% GDP growth but Finance Ministry officials repeatedly said a revision of the forecast was possible. Most recently deputy Finance Minister Janusz Cichon told PAP Polish news agency the forecast was "very optimistic" as annual growth rates in Q1 and Q2 could decline below 1% and would decide about potential revision of the assumption mid-March.