Polish aid programme both largest and most innovative in region - PM
The Polish economic relief programme in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic was not only the largest in the region, but also the most innovative, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told participants of the Impact conference in Kraków, southern Poland, on Wednesday.
Thanks to this largest entrepreneur support package in the country's history, the Polish economy is doing best in Europe, according to the European Commission, Morawiecki added.
According to him, it is also the most innovative and promptly implemented aid programme in the region.
"Within two weeks, we managed to integrate more than 420 different IT systems (...) and "thanks to this effort, over PLN 50 billion (EUR 11.3 bln - PAP) support for saving jobs streamed to Polish companies within a month, soon to be followed by "another huge flow thanks to EUR 64 billion from the EU Recovery Fund," Morawiecki said.
The prime minister thanked IT specialists and innovators for creating "tools for remote learning, modern medical equipment and many other tools supporting senior citizens, entrepreneurs and the economy."
He said that the modern tools developed during the pandemic will also be used after it ends.
"Digitization helps everyone today, and tomorrow will help even more, but only if we jointly use the opportunity that stands before us all today," he said.
The PLN 100 billion (EUR 22 billion) Financial Shield is addressed to small, medium-sized and large enterprises who have suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic.