Poland granted EUR 2.9 bln from EU to combat epidemic

Poland has already received 13.4 billion (EUR 2.97 billion) under subsidies from the European Union to fight the coronavirus epidemic and introduce economic aid programmes, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak said on Monday.

"The anti-virus package is worth PLN 13.4 billion. We use this money to fight coronavirus directly, for example to support hospitals, nursing homes, the police or fire brigade. We will also spend funds on anti-crisis solutions for entrepreneurs, for business and the economy," the minister said.

She noted that the subsidies will also complement the government's anti-crisis shield, a series of economic packages financially supporting Polish companies and entrepreneurs.

Jarosinska-Jedynak added that the latest solution in the anti-crisis package is a working capital subsidy for companies worth at least PLN 3 billion(EUR 665 million).