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.
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."