Poland's first Virtual Research Institute (WIB) will work on the development of new drugs, mainly those to fight cancer, Deputy PM and Development, Labour and Technology Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said at an event which launched the institute on Friday.
Poland will block the EU's next budget and coronavirus recovery package if threats of conditional access to funds continue, Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told the Gazeta Polska Codziennie daily.
On Friday afternoon a meeting of the Council of Ministers was held in the form of a videoconference, announced the Prime Minister's Office. This was the first government meeting in its new composition.
Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said on Friday that there would be no new lockdown in Poland, and, referring to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stated that the Polish government would leave no one without assistance.
The current reshuffle will streamline the Polish government's work by cutting red tape and costs, which in turn will help Poland to better overcome the effects of the coronavirus crisis, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda appointed new ministers for the reshuffled Mateusz Morawiecki cabinet on Tuesday afternoon, except for the planned new education and science minister, Przemyslaw Czarnek, who has contracted coronavirus.
The leaders of Poland's United Right alliance, ruling party Law and Justice's Jaroslaw Kaczynski, junior partner Agreement's Jaroslaw Gowin and the other junior member Solidary Poland’s Zbigniew Ziobro, signed a new coalition deal in Warsaw on Saturday.
The ruling United Right (ZP) coalition has suspended talks on a proposed new animal protection law over differences between the coalition parties, Sejm (lower house) speaker Ryszard Terlecki said on Thursday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, expressed satisfaction with an election agreement that the parties comprising the ruling United Right coalition had managed to reach the day before.
The leaders of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its coalition ally the Agreement party announced in a joint Wednesday statement that they have prepared a solution that would guarantee Poles the opportunity to participate in democratic elections.