Sunday, January 1, 2006
Birth rates are declining in much of Europe and Poland has one of the lowest in the continent. The new government has pledged to introduce policies to help families. Under the scheme every woman will receive a one-off payment of 1,000 zlotys (258 euros; £177) - for each child she has. Women from poorer families will receive double that amount. The provisions went even further than the government wanted. Source: BBC News, news.bbc.co.uk. For the complete story, please click here (last visited January 1, 2006, reo).