Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller told a radio broadcaster on Thursday that "it is possible that Poland's budget in 2020 will have a minor deficit due to the potential lifting of the cap on social security premiums."
Poland, with a balanced budget planned for 2020, has room for fiscal stimulation, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology wrote on Tuesday in response to a critical report from rating agency Moody's.
PM Morawiecki told reporters that the 2020 budget will be the first budget with no deficit in the post-communist era. He added that: “The budget of the Polish state is no longer an ATM for tax criminals.”
Government says it will reveal its budget on Tuesday.
"Poland is ready for a global economic slowdown. Poland's GDP growth should visibly drop to below zero to make our deficit come close to the EU limit," the Deputy Finance Minister Leszek Skiba told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily on Thursday.
The total budget for 2019 of five Polish special services is to reach PLN 1.53 billion (EUR 350 million) according to a government prepared draft budget law for 2019.
Poland's budget surplus after September 2018 amounted to PLN 3.2 billion (EUR 740 million), the Finance Ministry announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Poland's deputy Finance Minister Leszek Skiba said on Tuesday that the use of European Union funds will help accelerate the growth of investments in the country next year.
Raising the minimum wage to the government-proposed level of PLN 2,220 (EUR 523) will increase budget spending by PLN 215 mln (EUR 50.70 mln), the Family and Labour Ministry has calculated.
The proposal presented by the European Commission on Wednesday makes it possible to start a debate on the future of the next EU budget, stated Jerzy Kwieciński, the Polish Investment and Development Minister. Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański added, that the proposal is still imperfect.