WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's prime minister says her conservative party is working on legislation to lower the retirement age from 67 years to 60 for women and 65 for men, and said it wouldn't be a huge burden to state finances.
Beata Szydlo said Wednesday that parliament has begun working on a bill that would lower the retirement age. The legislation will reverse reforms by the previous pro-market government, which raised the retirement age to improve the budget.
Szydlo said that under the new legislation, Poles will have a choice: they can retire early or keep working past 60 or 65 if they have the strength and desire to do so.
Those who retire earlier would receive a lower pension, but it is not yet clear by how much.