Polish prime minister u-turns on World Cup participant bonus amid inflation

Poland’s prime minister has backed down on a call to award bonuses to the nationwide soccer after the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Mateusz Morawiecki had initially promised the workforce a bonus of 30 million złoty (€6.4 million) after they progressed to the knockout phases of the event for the primary time in 36 years.

However simply hours later, he carried out a u-turn and said that “there shall be no authorities means” for bonuses for the gamers.

The bonus proposal was extensively criticised by opposition lawmakers and commentators amid Poland’s price range deficit.

With inflation working at over 17% within the nation, critics have argued that taxpayers’ cash could possibly be higher spent on supporting residents throughout the price of residing disaster.

Authorities spokesman Piotr Mueller had beforehand advised that extra money can be spent on coaching kids and growing soccer infrastructure.

Morawiecki had stated he believes that the gamers have earned the reward for attaining Poland’s greatest outcome on the World Cup since 1986.

“The issue of Polish soccer for years has been the extent of funding,” he wrote on Fb on Tuesday.

“The profitable efficiency of Poles on the World Cup is an effective alternative to start out a dialogue on the way forward for Polish soccer,” Morawiecki added, pledging to allocate extra state funds.

Poland superior from Group C after defeating Saudi Arabia, drawing with Mexico, and dropping to Argentina. They had been then eradicated within the Spherical of 16 by defending champions France.

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