The European Commission on Wednesday approved a Polish programme worth EUR 1.9 billion which is to support companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the EC Vice-President said.
Pandemic affected restaurants, hotels and non-public schools have received over PLN 700 million (EUR 154.4 million) in aid from the government's so-called financial shield, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
The government is working on a support programme for local governments and tourist facilities in Poland’s mountain regions hit by the winter lockdown.
Poland plans up to PLN 2.94 billion (around EUR 658 million) in state support for its flag airline LOT as it struggles with the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government's draft law shows.
The European Commission has agreed to waive 100 percent of subsidies granted to companies in spring under the Polish Development Fund shield, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labour and Technology Jaroslaw Gowin announced on Thursday.
The government will prop up Poland's crisis-hit sectors with up to PLN 40 billion (EUR 9 billion) of state aid under the Shield 2.0 programme, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Thursday.
The lower house of the Polish parliament has passed a bill providing government aid to companies operating in sectors that have been most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The Polish Airports State Enterprise (PPL) has received PLN 125.8 million (EUR 28.12 million) in state aid to compensate for the banning of flights and an exemption from tax on 2019's profits, a spokesman for Warsaw's Chopin Airport has told PAP
The Polish Sejm, the lower house of parliament, convened for a three-day session on Wednesday, after a three-week break, to debate a government relief package for the sectors affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
The Polish government has launched new financial aid programmes for firms affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including payments of up to PLN 2,000 (EUR 446) for every full-time job contract and workers on specific contracts, the labour minister said on Monday.