Governing party to launch New Deal programme at Saturday convention

Jarosław Kaczyński, the president of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will present the party’s 'Polish New Deal' programme at a PiS convention on Saturday morning.

The convention, originally scheduled to take place on March 20, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, PiS spokeswoman Anita Czerwińska confirmed unofficial information about the date of the programme presentation.

A flagship project for the party, the 'New Deal' will cover areas such as health, the environment and schooling. The programme also promises to put "family and home at the centre of life."

"If I were to describe in one sentence what the Polish New Deal is, I would say that it is a great investment programme, a great programme of investment in Polish health, in the Polish family, in demography, in rebuilding Polish infrastructure and economic potential where it has been weakened by Covid-19, and expansion wherever this infrastructure needs expansion," Morawiecki said on Wednesday.

The head of government emphasised that investment in people and social factors, which he described as "key," will make up "a very fundamental" factor in the Polish New Deal.