January 20, 2023 08:26 GMT
Poland To Lobby For More Ukraine Aid, Wage & Employment Data On Tap
- Poland will use today's meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group to renew its push for increased international military aid for Kyiv. Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told reporters that he will renew his call for Germany to greenlight the transfer of Leopard 2 battle tanks by a coalition of nations. Poland had earlier suggested that it might transfer the German-produced tanks even without Berlin's consent, even if it would expose it to a potential lawsuit.
- The prospect of Polish opposition parties contesting the next parliamentary election as a single bloc is becoming more distant. Chair of the Left's parliamentary caucus Krzysztof Gawkowski told Radio Zet that his party will likely run as a separate party list and suggested that the main opposition Civic Platform is planning to do the same.
- Poland will publish data on average gross wages and employment for December at 10:00CET/09:00GMT. Wage growth is expected to print at +13.1% Y/Y, trailing CPI inflation for a fifth consecutive month.