A legal loophole that allowed large shops to open on Sundays looks set to close after the Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, tightened the country’s Sunday trading laws.
A Polish government spokesman has stated that the government will prove in the coming days that the state of emergency is a necessity to protect Poland's borders.
President Andrzej Duda has made it clear that he is ready to veto the new radio and television law in its current form over its potential negative impact on economic freedom and freedom of speech, Duda's chief aide has said.
The Sejm (lower house) has not annulled the president's ordinance introducing a state of emergency in areas close to the country’s Belarusian border owing to an alleged attempt by Belarus to destabilise Poland by pushing migrants across the border.
Poland's prime minister appealed on Monday for cross-party support for a state of emergency on the country's border with Belarus.
The US has expressed concern about the new Polish media law under which only entities headquartered in European Economic Area (EEA) countries can be granted a broadcasting licence, provided they are not dependent on entities from outside the EEA.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday night voted in a controversial media act said to be aimed against a US-owned TV broadcaster in Poland.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) in a reassumption vote on Wednesday decided to resume an earlier-adjourned sitting, which is to vote on a controversial media law.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday afternoon postponed a sitting which was to vote on a controversial media bill.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday decided to progress on to the second reading of an amendment to the Broadcasting Act that would introduce a ban on non-European ownership of domestic media.