Polish retail sales grew by 3.0 percent year on year in February 2020 after a 5.2 percent increase in January. Month on month, retail sales fell by 0.2 percent, Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said on Friday.
Fear of the virus has caused old egoisms to reappear in the EU, wrote Olga Tokarczuk, the Polish author who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, in a text for the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Tuesday.
The value of contracts for co-financing from the European Union increased by PLN 1.7 billion (EUR 374.5 million) over the course of one month, Poland's Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy said on Monday.
European Union ministers responsible for cohesion policy support solutions proposed by Poland for the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, the Ministry for Funds and Regional Policy announced on Friday.
The European Commission announced on Monday that Poland had activated a European Union mechanism to bring home Poles from abroad, as many had been unable to return due to the coronavirus epidemic situation.
Eighty-nine percent of Poles in a CBOS survey supported Poland's EU membership (up 8 percent from February 2016), 7 percent were against and 4 percent could not say.
Poland is taking part in the latest EU tender for ventilators, which is being organized due to the spread of coronavirus. The medical devices are crucial in the treatment of severely ill coronavirus patients.
The Polish Mining Group (PGG), the country's biggest coal producer, will take part in the next edition of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), the EU's biggest geological project, with a test site to be located in one of the PGG's mines.
Europe is uniting to conquer coronavirus, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook after a videoconference of EU leaders devoted to the spreading epidemic.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed an amendment to the rail transport law providing among other measures for the national passenger rail market to become open to international competition from other EU member states.