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Polish government freezes public pay at 2013 level
The Polish government on Wednesday adopted a 2014 budget-related bill envisaging public sector pay freeze at this year's level and allocating an extra PLN 319 million from the Labor Fund for fighting unemployment, the government said following its extraordinary sitting on Wednesday.

The pay freeze at 2013 level concerns, among others, the entire public finance sector, persons in executive positions, diets of MPs and Senators, social welfare funds, the statement read. Salaries of executives at legal entities will be benchmarked to the average corporate pay level from Q4 2009.

An extra PLN 318.95 million from the Labor Fund will be spent on programs aimed at combating unemployment, the statement also showed.

Some PLN 835.3 million will also be spent on internships and training of doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives, the government said.

Poland's government approved the final version of 2014 budget draft on September 27, confirming plans for a headline deficit of PLN 47.725 billion, GDP growth at 2.5% and average annual inflation at 2.4%.