Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a bill to reduce the retirement age to 60 years for women and 65 for men. The bill has to be approved by parliament to come into effect.
At present, the retirement age in Poland for both women and men stands at 67 years. Reducing the retirement age was one of Duda’s promises during his presidential elections campaign. Should the bill be rejected by the current parliament, it will be re-submitted for approval after the general elections in October. Opposition party PIS is said to back the bill and, according to opinion polls, is likely to win the general elections later this tear.