Prime Minister Beata Szydło: We are bringing social justice back to Polish citizens

A year ago in November I declared that the Law and Justice government would lower the retirement age of Poles. We declared it during the election campaign and that was our duty, such was the social justice. We have kept our word: the government, President Andrzej Duda, Law and Justice, said the Prime Minister in the Sejm.

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Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Beata Szydło spoke before voting on the presidential bill lowering the retirement age to 60 years for women and 65 years for men. She stressed that as all the other reforms, also the pension reform was fully secured in the budget. She recalled that the previous government raised the retirement age against the citizens.

The Prime Minister stressed in a speech delivered from the Sejm rostrum that in the last year Law and Justice had kept the word given to the Poles in a number of areas. We said that we would support Polish families and we have introduced the family support programme 500 +, among others because we do not want to build a silver economy, but a new, modern economy. We want children to be born in Poland, she indicated.

She also reminded of other fulfilled commitments: to care for seniors through the introduction of the 75+ programme, to care for pensioners among others by increasing the lowest pensions or the introduction of support programmes for Polish entrepreneurs and workers. The Prime Minister also mentioned a good change in the Polish schools. “We have kept our word reforming the Polish schools,” stressed the head of the government.

The Law and Justice government gave the Poles what they expected most. Their opinions count. We have restored a sense of dignity and stability in our countrymen. We took care of the affairs of ordinary citizens, not like the previous government – the affairs of the political elites, summed up Beata Szydło.

She added that after winning the elections Law and Justice made the first step. Now it was time for next steps. Now it is time to take a step on the path of responsible development. And it will be a priority of the government, a priority of Law and Justice in the following years, she stated.


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