The leader of the Poland 2050 party, Szymon Chołownia, recently announced that the coalition agreement with the opposition parties has been closed and will be presented next week in a session of the Sejm, the Polish parliament. The tripartite alliance led by the liberal Donald Tusk, former Polish prime minister and former president of the European Council, closed a document that will be submitted this weekend for the approval of the parties, as confirmed by Paulina Hennig-Kloska, vice president of Poland 2050.
The contract, which has not yet been made public in detail, includes several measures to increase women’s rights, public sector wage increases, in vitro fertilization in the public health system and significant defense spending. . would be subject to extensive budget increases and would not be possible until fiscal 2025, as fiscal 2024 is already budgeted.
The liberalization of abortion, however, is not part of the agreement, despite the fact that during the election campaign the SD Left Party and the Tusk Civic Platform promoted it as one of their main promises, in a limited version until in the twelfth week. . Third Way, however, defended the return to the 1993 commitment, which considered abortion legal only in three cases: serious and irreversible disease of the fetus, the mother’s life in danger or pregnancy as a result of rape. The agreement leaves this point open, pending a decision by the 2020 Constitutional Court that conditions the regulations to be withdrawn or not, and for the drafting of a bill that will require a lot of time and advice. Avoiding this point in the coalition agreement is sure to also have the purpose of reducing the resistance capacity of PiS, whose government is still active, and thus facilitate the transition from one government to another.
The new government will continue the social programs of Law and Justice (PiS), which includes a monthly child benefit of 180 euros, and expects a declaration aimed at releasing money from European funds, which was suppressed by the European Commission due to deterioration. which he recently warned about the rule of law in Poland, within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism. This last point will not be presented to the public until certain goals regarding the independence of the judiciary are achieved.