- The plans for modifications to the pension funds, announced by the government, indicate only the interim relief to the state's finances, but they do not permanently solve the problems of the pension system – says an expert of the Employers of Poland, Jacek Brzozowski .
According to Jacek Brzozowski, when a government grant towards the Social Insurance Fund in 2012 amounted to nearly PLN 40 billion, even any re-directing to ZUS (Social Security Office) a substantial part of social security contributions, previously flowing into the OFE account, will not eliminate the imbalance in the system. Moreover - because of the deteriorating demographic dependency ratio, this imbalance will increase. – Although the changes proposed by the government will bring a momentary relief for the budget and FUS (Social Insurance Fund), they, by increasing the state's future pension obligations, will result in an even more difficult situation in a further period of time – stresses Brzozowski.
In the view of the expert of the Employers of Poland, another danger is carried by the fact that the transfer of government bonds to ZUS (Social Security Office) and the consequent decline in government debt level will postpone the consequences of breaching the so-called safety thresholds. - This creates an obvious temptation of further indebtedness of the state until the threshold is reached again, instead of making the system reform of public finance - adds Brzozowski.