Poland PM Mateusz Morawiecki says Poland’s priority is not to adopt the euro.
Poland’s economy is among the fastest growing in the EU. It uses the national currency, the zloty.
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– Morawiecki said that his government’s priority is not to adopt the common European currency, the euro, but to raise the people’s earnings to Western European levels.
”Our main purpose is not for Poland to adopt the euro,” Morawiecki said, adding it would “not pay off.”
“To the contrary, we believe that the zloty ensures people’s prosperity very well, so our purpose is for the Poles to start earning like in Western Europe.”
He cited neighboring Slovakia and Lithuania as countries where prices of staple goods reportedly rose following the adoption of the euro and where border residents do their shopping in Poland, where prices are lower.
Morawiecki told state Polskie Radio 1 that his government’s priority is to make earnings comparable with those in rich European countries. He said it would take five to 10 years to catch up with Italy, and then with France and richer countries.