Firefighters set off on Wednesday morning to Ukraine and Moldova carrying medical equipment from the Polish government worth PLN 3 million (EUR 674,000), with 12 lorries destined for Ukraine and four to Moldova, said Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński.
Polish companies received PLN 100 billion (EUR 22.46 billion), some 5 percent of the country’s GDP under the government anti-crisis shield scheme launched 100 days ago.
Polish military planes carrying protective gear for hospitals, doctors and nurses, has set off from Poland for Georgia and Armenia, while another plane with similar equipment is expected to reach Azerbaijan in coming days, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Catherine Chaitgnoux, deputy head of the foreign department of French financial daily Les Echos wrote that, for the first time in 30 years of uninterrupted growth, Poland will enter a recession, but good management of the crisis should reduce economic damage.
The Polish Development Fund (PFR) on Tuesday launched a project whereby large Polish companies with over 249 employees could submit requests for coronavirus-related assistance. The programme is worth PLN 25 billion (EUR 5.7 billion), PFR said in a communique.
Companies and associations representing the energy sector in eight "new" EU countries, including Poland, called for broader compensation mechanisms to help the sector undergo necessary modernisation in view of the new 2030 CO2 reduction target.
The Polish emergency medical team set out on a mission to Tajikistan on Saturday to aid the country in its fight against coronavirus pandemic.
A Polish epidemic aid convoy with 300 tonnes of face masks, disinfectants, medicines and respirators for Belarus reached the Belarusian capital Minsk on Friday. .
Poland's pharmaceutical group Pelion will be the country's first company receiving aid from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) coronavirus response funds, the bank announced on Friday.
The Sejm (lower house) passed a bill on Thursday night offering PLN 1,400 (EUR 316) monthly for three months to people who lost their jobs during the pandemic and raising the unemployment benefit by some 40 percent from September 1.