Polish opposition party blasts central bank policy

POLAND - Poland's opposition social democrats, tipped to win general elections in September, blasted the central bank on 4 September for ignoring a slowing economy and mounting unemployment in its ambitious anti-inflation drive.

The ex-communist Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) has said that once in power, it would seek to change laws to give the cabinet a voice in setting inflation targets, now solely decided by the central bank's 10-member Monetary Policy Council (MPC).

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