WARSAW, July 12 (Reuters) - Poland's government will next week present its plans on how to deal with the widening gap in the central budget, which should give it some room to stimulate the spluttering economy, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday.
The government is looking for ways to get the economy from its current slump that has weighed on its popularity, but is constrained by local law from meaningfully increasing the deficit.
'I believe that from the point of view of Poland the most important thing is, in this critical year 2013 and the not easy year 2014, to rather gain possibilities for stimulation (of the economy) than of excessive consolidation, freezing,' Tusk told a news conference.
'This means that we will look for legal rules, decisions, perhaps in the form of acts, that will give us room for safe manoeuvring with the deficit, so as not to burden people with the loss in state revenue,' Tusk added.
On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said the government will put draft revisions to its 2013 budget to parliament for approval next month.
The once resilient Central Europe's largest economy has nearly fallen into recession at the beginning of this year and the slowdown has left a large gap in fiscal revenues.
The central budget deficit, planned at 35.6 billion zlotys ($11 billion) for this year, had already reached 87 percent of the full-year target in May. ($1 = 3.2928 Polish zlotys)
(Reporting by Marcin Goettig; editing by Ron Askew) Keywords: POLAND BUDGET/REVISION
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