Poland to lower retirement age

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Warsaw, Dec 20 (IANS) Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill which will lower the retirement age to 65 for men and 60 for women.

The bill, signed on Monday, would become effective on October 1, 2017 and overturn a law introduced by the previous government to rise the retirement age for both men and women to 67, Xinhua news agency reported.

Lowering retirement age was a key promise made by the Law and Justice Party during its campaign in 2015 elections.

The presidential draft on the retirement age was submitted to the Sejm (lower house) for review in late November last year.

The bill was passed by the Sejm in November and approved by the Senate in early December.

–IANS

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