Polish PM stresses importance of major public investments

The congress has been taking place in the Polish southern city of Katowice, where Morawiecki met with businesspeople attending the event. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

Large-scale public investments and encouraging businesspeople to invest have become particularly important in the times of the coronavirus crisis, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Facebook on Thursday after a closed-door meeting at the European Economic Congress.

The congress has been taking place in the Polish southern city of Katowice, where Morawiecki met with businesspeople attending the event.

The prime minister stressed his government's engagement in supporting entrepreneurs. "Today, at the European Economic Congress in Katowice, I was describing how the government's (...) relief programmes, the anti-crisis and financial shields, have helped to save millions of jobs," Morawiecki wrote.

According to the prime minister, launching large public investment programmes and encouraging businesses to invest is of particular importance today. "Let us not waste this opportunity," Morawiecki appealed to businesspeople, adding that thanks to the cooperation between the public and private sectors, "we have a chance for a great Polish civilisational leap in the spirit of economic solidarity."