We are in a situation that has never been so good in Poland. If we look at Polish history and Polish GDP, average in relation to other Western European countries, then from the moment we measure Polish GDP, today we are the richest in our entire history – said Artur Soboń, Deputy Minister of Finance, in an interview with Radio Zet.
Deputy Minister of Finance Artur Soboń was a guest of Radio Zet on Monday. He was asked, among others: about “in what condition of public finances will you hand Poland over to the opposition”.
Soboń on the state of public finances
– In a state that is not only stable, but better than in 2015, when we took power – replied the deputy head of the Ministry of Finance. – In general, we are in a situation where things have never been so good in Poland. If we look at Polish history and Polish GDP, average in relation to other Western European countries, then from the moment we measure Polish GDP, today we are the richest in our entire history – added.
Soboń emphasized that in terms of taking advantage of opportunities after the political transformation – apart from China – we are “the fastest developing economy in the world”.
Referring to the issue of the general government deficit, which will amount to PLN 192 billion next year, the Deputy Minister of Finance stated: – This is an attempt at a founding lie, which is intrusively perpetrated by some opposition politicians and very easily refuted by banks and financial institutions in their messages, but above all by ourselves. The facts, of course, contradict this. If we look at the deficit in relation to GDP, and this is the only way to look at the deficit and public debt, we have reduced this debt in relation to GDP during the difficult 8 years of our rule. Our predecessors increased it by 7.5 percentage points. they increased. Today, the debt of the entire public finance sector is below 50 percent, but when he came to power it was above 51 percent.
Is it enough to fulfill the promises?
When asked in the online section whether the state of finances allows the opposition’s election promises to be fulfilled, Soboń replied that “it allows us to fulfill our promises.” – After the elections, you didn’t hear that we were withdrawing from anything. However, you constantly hear that the opposition does not intend to keep its election promises – said the deputy minister of finance.