Poland's opposition groupings criticised on Tuesday the government's efforts to support children with disabiltities, as presented in a report on the "For Life" programme by Family Minister Marlena Maląg. The opposition said the programme was full of "cynicism and hypocrisy."
No one has the right to kill unborn children, Family Minister Marlena Maląg said on Tuesday in the Sejm (lower house), presenting a report on government support for the disabled as she referred to Thursday's ban on abortion due to foetal defects.
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.
Labour Minister Marlena Malag on Tuesday said that under all forms of the anti-crisis shields Poland earmarked PLN 142 billion (EUR 37.2 billion) to help companies struggling with the coronavirus-linked crisis.
September was the second month in a row in which the number of registered unemployed people decreased. Also, employers were submitting more and more job offers to labour offices, Minister of Labour and Social Policy Marlena Malag has told PAP.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, presenting a new line-up of his cabinet on Wednesday, said the primary aim of the reshuffle is a change of the government's structure.
Poland will spend over PLN 27 billion (EUR 6.14 billion) on support for people with disabilities this year, up by PLN 12 billion (EUR 2.73 billion) from 2015, Polish Family and Labour Minister Marlena Malag said on Wednesday.
Diversity is the strength of the Polish economy during the coronavirus epidemic, Finance Minister Tadeusz Kościński said on Monday at the opening of the 3rd Development Visions Forum in Gdynia, northern Poland.
The Polish family and labour minister has told PAP that "state intervention as part of the anti-crisis and financial shields has been effective." She added that the aid, which exceeded PLN 130 bln (EUR 29.5 bln), has helped the economy and saved over 5 mln jobs.
A specially appointed team within the Family, Labour and Social Policy Ministry is developing a plan of action to counteract the negative effects of COVID-19 before a second wave of the epidemic, the ministry's head Marlena Malag has told PAP.