Henryka Bochniarz, chairwoman of the Main Council of the Lewiatan Confederation, said in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that “even if inflation has fallen slightly, prices have not fallen at all and there is no reason to believe that there will be any radical decline.” According to economist Alicja Defratyka, NBP president Adam Glapiński is “trying to conjure reality”.
The inflation projection presented by our bank is being realized, there is a sharp downward move – he said at a press conference in early April President of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapińskiand. He estimated that the peak inflation happened in February. However, he added that the cycle has not been completed interest rate increases.
Earlier, in early March, Glapiński predicted inflation this year will go down to single digits. – At the end of the year, according to the March projection, inflation will be slightly above 7 percent. We expect it to drop to 7.4 percent in November. Personally, I think inflation will be even lower.
Bochniarz: The situation is very difficult
The situation regarding inflation was discussed in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 by doctor Henryka Bochniarz, president of the Main Council of the Confederation Lewiatan and Alicja Defratyka, economist, author of the educational program interestingliczby.pl.
Henryka Bochniarz referred to the earlier statements of President Glapiński regarding predictions related to the fall in inflation. – I would like to borrow a bit of such a good feeling from the president, because unfortunately, the reality looks completely different – she said.
As she added, “you do not need great economic knowledge to see that the situation is very difficult.” “Even if this inflation has come down a bit, prices have not fallen at all, and there is no reason to believe that there will be any dramatic drop in inflation,” she added.
According to Henryka Bochniarz, “it can be expected that there will actually be some reduction, but comparing us with what is happening in the European Union, we have this inflation many times higher.”
– Meanwhile, the actions taken by the NBP and the statement that everything is fantastic and therefore let’s do nothing only exposes us to the fact that this whole situation in terms of inflation, which is the worst tax and applies to people with the lowest income , will last much longer than anywhere else and we will all pay a very high price for it – said the chairwoman of the Main Council of the Lewiatan Confederation.
Defratyka: President Glapiński is trying to charm reality
According to Alicja Defratyka, “President Glapiński is trying to charm reality, but this is not the first time.” – For how many months have we been hearing how good it is that inflation is temporary – she added.
– After all, even before interest rates started to be raised, we heard that this was a temporary issue, that we were not threatened by high inflation at all. And since April 2021 – so we’ve been counting for two years – inflation has been almost 30 percent. Now let Poles ask themselves if they earned 30 percent more in two years, she continued.
– This also shows how we really feel this inflation in our wallets, how we feel this crisis in our wallets and we will not see an improvement soon – said the economist.
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