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An obligation to raise the retirement age is one of the conditions for Poland in the EU Recovery Plan. PiS lowered it to 60 for women, and 65 for men (Photo: Spyros Papaspyropoulos)

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The poisoned legacy of Poland's PiS for Tusk — pension reform

The formation of the new Polish government is still ongoing, and it may take until December. But the opposition parties likely to form the governing coalition are already facing scrutiny regarding their election pledges. For many Poles, one of the hottest topics is pensions.

The Law and Justice (PiS) party, which lowered the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men in 2017, and increased the state spending for pensioners over the last eight years by more than 1,000 percent, as

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Dorota Bawołek has been an EU affairs correspondent in Brussels since 2008. She presents a weekly show Onet Europa for the Polish news website Onet, and runs the EU-news podcast Stacja Bruksela.

An obligation to raise the retirement age is one of the conditions for Poland in the EU Recovery Plan. PiS lowered it to 60 for women, and 65 for men (Photo: Spyros Papaspyropoulos)

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Dorota Bawołek has been an EU affairs correspondent in Brussels since 2008. She presents a weekly show Onet Europa for the Polish news website Onet, and runs the EU-news podcast Stacja Bruksela.

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