"The most important thing for me is that we are keeping our word, that we are meeting our commitments," stressed the PM.
She pointed to important pro-family projects which were implemented over the past year, including the "Family 500 Plus" social benefit programme, the raising of the minimum wage, and free medicines for senior citizens as well as the Plan of Responsible Development prepared by deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki.
The PM pointed out that the "500 Plus" scheme is her government's flagship programme. "We have decided that this year we would come up with draft laws
which would first of all support families and eliminate differences between regions, between social groups. "We are coming out of poverty, we are offering Polish families a decent life, stabilisation and safety."
According to the PM, her government has coped well with challenges such as the organisation of the World Youth Day event in Krakow and the NATO summit in Warsaw. "We have shown that we are able act so that Poles could feel safe." She assessed that over the past year the Law and Justice government has done more than the Civic Platform-Polish People's Party government during its 8 years in power.
She announced that next year would be marked by efforts focusing on the economy and development. "If we want to pursue an ambitious social and pro-family policy... then we have to have the second pillar - development, and the third pillar - safety," noted the PM.
"Today we have to think about accelerating investments. Poland needs to grow faster as there are a lot of projects ahead of us that will require financial support from the state," said Szydlo.
Referring to deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki's "Constitution for Business," Szydlo said that it will be a set of solutions and draft laws which are to help entrepreneurs run their businesses.
She also noted that new solutions are to direct Poland's development in such a way so that one could think about developing new technologies, re-industrialisation, about "returning to the Polish product made in Poland" and to support companies that wish to do business in Poland.
The PM also said that by the end of the year her government will announce its decision on whether a single tax will be introduced or whether work will be continued on other solutions for the tax system. "We will introduce (such a tax) only when it meets the principle: simple, fair and not hurting entrepreneurs," she said. (PAP)