Poland may come out of economic slowdown well - minister

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Poland has chances to come out of the coronavirus epidemic-caused economic slowdown in good shape, Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski said in a Saturday interview for the Nasz Dziennik daily.

Koscinski said the slowdown in Poland this year was expected at around 4 percent, less than in the rest of the EU, and that the Polish economy could return to its pre-epidemic level already next year.

Koscinski noted that Poland owed its good standing to fast economic growth, low unemployment and a record-low public debt, and said this put the country in a relatively good position in the post-epidemic period, when raised consumption by its 38 million population could prove an economic booster.

"We have chances to come out of the slowdown smoothly," Koscinski said.