The presidents of Poland and Italy, Andrzej Duda and Sergio Mattarella, on Wednesday discussed the future of the EU economy after the Covid-19 pandemic and the situation in Belarus, head of the Polish President's Office Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP.
Europe should become self-sufficient in the production of drugs needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at the infectious diseases agency Spallanzani Institute in Rome on Wednesday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Tuesday by 974 new infections and reached 81,673, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday morning. Another 28 persons have died, bringing the death toll to 2,344.
President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Tuesday afternoon arrived in Italy for a three-day visit, marking Duda's first foreign trip after his re-election in July.
Raising defence spending at a faster pace could compensate for the GDP drop expected in result of the COVID-19 epidemic, National Security Bureau (BBN) head Pawel Soloch said on Tuesday at a conference hosted by the Defence 24 web portal.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on politics, the economy and the military, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said in a pre-recorded video screened on the second day of a Washington-based think-tank's conference on Tuesday.
Germany's Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth announced on Tuesday that there were no grounds to end the Article 7 procedure against Poland and Hungary. Germany currently holds the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Polish Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski believes that the EU needs a union of capital markets more than ever before, with its goal being the development of strong European financial markets and brokers that are capable of competing in the international arena.
Leader of Law and Justice (PiS) Jaroslaw Kaczynski presented on Monday conditions for the future existence of the United Right coalition to Zbigniew Ziobro, the head of Solidary Poland, a junior coalition member, PAP was told by PiS spokeswoman Anita Czerwinska.
Poland is among 15 EU signatories of a declaration advocating raised support for protein crop cultivation in the Community, the Polish Agriculture Ministry announced on Tuesday.