The state budget is prepared for the crisis, and public finances are very healthy, Polish Finance Minister Tadeusz Kościński told the Economic Forum 2020, in Karpacz, southern Poland, on Wednesday.
Poland's draft 2021 budget law is a good "post-coronavirus" budget, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told Catholic Radio Rodzina on Saturday, adding that the draft would be sent for consultation with employers and unions later in the day.
Poland's draft budget law for 2021 envisages a deficit of PLN 82.3 bln (EUR 18.7 bln), Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski said on Thursday.
The government wants to spend an extra PLN 5.5 billion (EUR 1.25 billion) on COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures in 2020, according to a Wednesday press statement.
The Polish government on Thursday endorsed amendments to the country's budget law for this year, raising the deficit to PLN 109.3 bln (EUR 24.9 bln) as spending soared and revenues plummeted due to the coronavirus crisis.
Poland's budget deficit reached PLN 16.3 bln (EUR 3.72 bln) at the end of July, the Finance Ministry told PAP on Tuesday.
Poland has so far used up 86.6 percent of EU funds allocated to the country under the EU's 2014-2020 budget, Polish Funds Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak wrote on Twitter on Monday.
The Polish government on Tuesday approved guidelines for next year's budget, envisaging a 4-percent GDP growth and inflation at 1.8 percent, the Government Information Centre (CIR) reported.
In the opinion of a Frankfurter Rundschau journalist, Poland has achieved success at the EU summit, since it has won the largest amount of money from both the newly negotiated EU budget and the Recovery Fund.
Polish European Minister Konrad Szymanski has told PAP that, in his opinion, the new EU budget was not yet at risk. He made the statement following a resolution in which the European Parliament had not approved the budget agreement.