Balcerowicz survives

Embattled central bankers in Poland triumphed after a skirmish with finance minister Kolodko, who has now resigned after failing to sandbag the central bank into shelling out a further 5bn zlotys (having already parted with 9bn zlotys) from its revaluation reserve to line the 2004 budget. The central bank's governor, Leszek Balcerowicz, refused to buckle under pressure, arguing that it would be unconstitutional. Dariusz Rosati, member of the Monetary Policy Council, remarked, "If the future

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