If concerns over the alleged use of the ultra-invasive spyware system Pegasus by Polish government agencies are confirmed, they should be clarified in an open manner, President Andrzej Duda has said.
The Sejm, the lower of house of parliament, on Thursday passed a law temporarily scrapping VAT on food, gas and energy under a government scheme designed to shield Poles from the effects of rising inflation.
Polish gas storage facilities are 83-percent full, which makes the country fare very well in this respect against other European countries, a deputy assets minister has said.
Tax cuts included in a government programme designed to reduce the harm caused by rising inflation could be extended beyond the planned six months, the Polish government's spokesperson said on Wednesday.
A second anti-inflation shield, presented by the government on Tuesday, will temporarily lower inflation by up to 3.4 percentage points, according to a central bank deputy governor.
The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has voted down the Senate's (upper house) rejection of an amendment to a planned radio and TV broadcasting law.
Poland’s budget deficit will reach PLN 29.9 billion (EUR 6.4 billion) next year, according to the government’s budget bill approved by the Sejm (lower house) on Friday.
Up to 61 percent of respondents to a recent poll had a negative opinion of the work of the Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament, while 50 percent were critical of the Senate and 47 percent of the president.
The bill, which reduces the excise tax on electricity and fuel, was passed by the Sejm on Thursday.
Poland's Sejm, lower house of parliament, on Thursday rejected on the first reading a bill which called for life sentences for doctors who perform abortions.