Polish c bank urges speedy public finance reform

POLAND - Poland's outgoing deputy central bank head Richard Kokoszczynski on 28 August urged the government to reform public finances quickly or face disgruntled capital markets and possible delays in European Union (EU) accession.

Analysts expect that the current debate over Poland's 2002 budget could last well until after the September 23 general elections with the unpopular government wary of quickly announcing belt-tightening measures for fear of losing votes.

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