MEP Elżbieta Rafalska, a former Polish family and labour minister, will be recommended to become the chair of the European Parliament's Employment Committee, a source close to the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) has told PAP.
The EU Commission for Employment and Social Affairs will choose its chairman in Brussels on Wednesday. Beata Szydło, a former Polish prime minister and current member of the European Parliament, is a candidate for this position.
Activities related to the flood situation are a kind of test of the effectiveness of Poland's state services, which have stood up pretty well so far, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Friday, the third day of extensive flooding in south Poland.
A gala changing of the guard took place at noon in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Piłsudskiego Square in Warsaw. The gathering will be addressed by President Andrzej Duda.
Poland is faced with a declining population, as are most EU countries, so the Polish government has proposed new measures to encourage people to have children. The new package of proposals, called “Mama Plus”, continues the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party’s emphasis on supporting families, now with a focus on motherhood, from pregnancy to giving mothers of 4 children or more a minimum retirement pension.
Lawmakers from Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), submitted no-confidence motions to the Sejm (lower house) on Monday against a deputy PM and the family minister over the unresolved problem of the disabled.
Demographic programmes, family assistance programmes, and a complex programme of support for senior citizens will be the areas of activity of a new Social Committee of the Council of Ministers headed by deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.