Polish "New Deal" focuses on building a better Poland for Poles - PM

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The Polish "New Deal" is a comprehensive plan that concerns the building of a better Poland for Poles, one that will be a better place to live and, soon, the best place to live in Europe, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.

The main ideas behind the government's New Deal programme, designed to breathe life into the post-pandemic economy, include support schemes for domestic enterprise, new investment and development projects, as well as reforms of health, family, wage, social welfare, education, environmental and energy policies.

Morawiecki stated during a press conference on Thursday that this programme concerned many important areas which were "enjoined by a vision, a philosophical approach… that is, one in which the state is strong and determined towards the rich and those who can achieve more, and understanding and supportive of those who are weak."

The prime minister also spoke about the government's assistance programme for regions particularly affected by restrictions related to the pandemic.

He pointed out that different regions of Poland had suffered in different ways and, as a result, a decision had been taken a few months ago to provide specific regional support.

The PM went on to claim that the announced anti-crisis shield for April broadens the range of industries that will receive support. "Through such mechanisms, we want to help all companies, entities that have suffered the most," he said.