Polish travel agency paksem travel agency receives millions of dollars in taxpayer money
Polish travel agents and other travel agencies in Poland received more than $50 million in taxpayer dollars in 2017, according to an internal document released by the Polish government.
The Polish government announced on Wednesday that the foreign aid budget was increased by almost $1 billion, from the previous year.
The spending includes $50.6 million for travel agency and travel agents in Poland, while another $19.6 billion was earmarked for foreign aid for other sectors.
Polish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mátyász Ponsków said the increase was justified.
“It is absolutely necessary for Polish people, and also for the foreign partners to get better at supporting our countries,” Ponsksów told the BBC.
Poland received nearly $1.2 billion in international aid in 2017 from the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other donors.
The amount of money in Poland’s budget was the highest in Europe at nearly $2.5 billion.