Bank of Poland under fire

POLAND - A Legislative tussle challenges bank's independence and may affect Poland's chances of EU entry. Junior partners in the ruling coalition led by the Democratic Left Alliance have made two proposals; firstly to change the criteria the bank uses in setting rates and secondly to cut central bankers salaries.

Independence of the central bank is enshrined in the Polish constitution and is a requirement for EU membership. However Legislators from the Peasants' Party, a partner in the coali

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