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.
The Ministry of State Assets has prepared a support package for Poland's national air carrier PLL LOT, Deputy Prime Minister and Assets Minister Jacek Sasin has announced.
The Polish government's epidemic aid for businesses may rise to PLN 20 billion (EUR 4.4 billion) if a national quarantine is announced, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday.
President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday thanked German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier for Germany's offer to aid Poland in fighting the spreading COVID-19 epidemic. The German aid offer was forwarded in a late-October letter from Steinmeier to Duda.
Flower sellers – who usually sell chrysanthemums for the 1 November holiday, which people lay on their relatives’ graves – found themselves in a tricky position after it was decided to close all cemeteries.
Poland's opposition groupings criticised on Tuesday the government's efforts to support children with disabiltities, as presented in a report on the "For Life" programme by Family Minister Marlena Maląg. The opposition said the programme was full of "cynicism and hypocrisy."
Within the Polish Devlopment Fund's (PFR) 'Financial Shield' to mitigate fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, sectors affected by restrictions have received almost PLN 4 billion (EUR 874 million) in support, PFR President Pawel Borys tweeted on Wednesday.
Further aid for the Belarusian opposition, the Belarusian people's democratic aspirations and the current situation in the country dominated talks between PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Warsaw on Tuesday.
The European Commission has proposed EUR 7 million in financial support under the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help rebuilding efforts after the floods in the south-eastern Podkarpackie province in Poland in June 2020.