Poland is for a strong European Union "capable of quickly reacting to contemporary challenges," including to the coronavirus epidemic crisis, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has told the Spanish ABC daily.
May unemployment rate in Poland is 3 percent, according to European Commission data, the second lowest level in the whole European Union, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on social media late on Sunday.
The current crisis is a major turning point in the history of the EU and a real stimulus for economic growth is needed, such as the Recovery Fund corresponding to real economic problems of member states, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on social media on Friday.
The report by Eurostat shows that Poland out-spent countries such as Italy, France, Spain and the UK, proportionally, on cultural services including supporting national monuments, funding for museums, theatres and art programmes.
From Monday, Poles are able to travel freely to, among other countries, Greece and France. On Saturday, Poland abolished quarantine obligations on entering the country, as well as controls at internal EU borders.
Polish Deputy PM and Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz as well as ministers representing seven other EU member states in a joint letter seen by PAP appealed to EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan for protection of the EU's steel market.
Poland's PM, Mateusz Morawiecki, along the leaders of five other European Union countries, has called for greater collaboration to tackle future pandemics including maintaining a three-month stock of critical medicines, supplies and equipment across the EU.
Grants from EU funds including subsidies to wage payments and working capital are helping companies survive the difficult times in the wake of coronavirus, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak said on Wednesday.
Poland has already received 13.4 billion (EUR 2.97 billion) under subsidies from the European Union to fight the coronavirus epidemic and introduce economic aid programmes, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak said on Monday.
The Polish economy is perceived as the most resilient to the pandemic crisis in the European Union, Bloomberg agency reported on its website.