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Friday, 31 October 2014

"Deep reforms and determination are keys to Poland's success"

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Poland was in extremely bad condition (in late 1980s) and it could only be better. We had to implement deep reforms because the country was in agony, said President Komorowski in his lecture to Italian students at the Palermo University on Friday.

 

There was no alternative to "very deep, painful and difficult reforms," he argued.

 

"The reforms were draconian but there was social approval of them and determination" of reformers. "This produced excellent results and was the source of Poland's success that was consolidated with subsequent reforms," the president said. See also: President starts visit to Italy Polish and Italian presidents discuss Ukrainian-Russian crisis and EU "Italian investors bravely backed Polish transformation" Warsaw NATO summit good occasion for new strategy

 

Describing the situation in Poland in the late 1980s Bronislaw Komorowski spoke about shops "with no merchandise and only shop assistants inside," offering vinegar at the best. Foodstuffs were rationed. Money was almost worthless, inflation was rampant, the president recalled.

 

The round table agreements signed in the summer of 1989 when the communist regime in Poland was economically, morally and politically bankrupt meant that the communist government "hoped it could stay in power by agreeing to semi-free elections."

 

The elections held on June 4, 1989 showed the determination of Poles, Bronislaw Komorowski went on. "The determined nation went to the polls being convinced that a voting card can overthrow the communist regime," he noted.

 

The outcome of the voting was a victory, the president concluded his lecture.

 

Later on, in Palermo Bronislaw Komorowski took part in a ceremony of giving the Solidarity name to a town square.

 

President Komorowski ended his three-day Italian visit on Friday.(PAP, own information)

 

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