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Polish pensions will be indexed by 13.8 percent from March 2023 under a law passed by the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday.
Next year's indexation of Polish old-age and disability pensions will cost the budget PLN 42 billion (EUR 8.77 billion), the family and social policy minister has told PAP.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has stressed the need for compromise rather than war, following a meeting with representatives of Poland's Solidarity trade union on Wednesday.
The growth of the average pension in Poland has been higher than the annual average inflation in the past seven years, according to Marlena Maląg, the family and labour minister.
The Polish government has decided to pay out PLN 11.4 billion (EUR 2.45 billion) in an additional allowance for old-age pensioners to cushion the impact of high inflation.
Set up by a group of serving and former policemen from Greater Poland, the shelter looks after dogs and horses which have been retired from duty in various police and military units and are unable to be homed with their service handlers after leaving active service.