Balcerowicz: Maastricht convergence opportunity

INTERVIEW - Summary of an interview with Leszek Balcerowicz, governor of the National Bank of Poland and chief of its Monetary Policy Council. The interview was published in a recent issue of Gazeta Wyborcza.

Asked why the working group established by the finance ministry and the central bank decided, as announced in a recent communique, that Poland would aim at meeting the Maastricht convergence criteria in 2005, Balcerowicz says the answer could be "why not?" When we look at the distance that

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