Polish politicians' salaries to be reduced

Published on Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:26
Written by The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Politicians’ salaries will be reduced and bonuses recently paid to government ministers will go to charity, the head of Poland’s ruling party said Thursday following a public outcry.

An opinion poll last week showed a 12-point drop in support for the right-wing Law and Justice party after media reported on the bonuses government ministers received last year.

The prime minister at the time, who awarded the bonuses, fueled the uproar by insisting that the ministers “deserved these bonuses.” Law and Justice won power in 2015 partly by criticizing the previous government for what the party said was extravagant spending.

Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said the party has taken note of the public reaction. He also recalled he had previously said that “you don’t go into politics for money.”

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:26. Updated: Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:29.