Co-chairman of the Razem Party, Adrian Zandberg, commented on the confusion over the zloty exchange rate on Google. He was also critical of calls for Poland to quickly join the euro zone.
On January 1, Google’s euro exchange rate suddenly jumped to PLN 5.75 (the day before, the euro cost just over PLN 4.30), the dollar to PLN 5.21, and the pound to PLN 6.63. This sudden jump worried investors, and the Minister of Finance, Andrzej Domański, commented on the matter. He reassured that the panic-inducing zloty exchange rate was the result of an error.
Crazy zloty exchange rate on Google
Left MP Adrian Zandberg was asked on Graffiti Polsat News whether he missed the NBP statement on this matter.
– There wasn’t enough, but I got used to it – he said. He added that the reaction to the price jump clearly illustrates the audience’s dependence on large media corporations such as Google.
– It’s a good symbol that what’s in our heads depends on a dozen or so media corporations. We know how easy it was to introduce false information into social networks, it has already happened. New media operate on slightly different principles than the old ones, under less public control, and this is a problem. But this particular situation was fortunately not dangerous, he noted.
When asked whether it was time to introduce the euro in Poland, he said that not all economists were unanimous on this matter. According to Zandberg, joint EU investments should first be increased and wages should converge, and within a year or two, in his opinion, there will be no conditions in Poland to change the official currency.
– The emerging calls to start implementing the euro are not for this moment, not for this time. The euro zone requires correction, he said. He added that currently Poland does not meet the accession criteria.