Up to 86 percent of Polish companies tapped into the government's coronavirus relief programme between March and December 2020, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), an advisory body to the government, has said.
The Polish government has allocated over PLN 204 billion (EUR 44.8 billion) under anti-crisis financial aid packages to protect jobs, a gov't spokesman has said.
The Polish "New Deal" is a comprehensive plan that concerns the building of a better Poland for Poles, one that will be a better place to live and, soon, the best place to live in Europe, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.
Crisis aid for Polish enterprises will be extended under the current stricter pandemic lockdown, the Polish prime minister said at a Tuesday press conference.
Polish companies will receive a total of nearly PLN 7 billion (EUR 1.6 billion) from the Polish Development Fund's (PFR) 'financial shield' as part of the assistance programme designed to counteract the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 30,000 micro entities have to date received PLN 2.6 billion (EUR 577 billion) from the Polish Development Fund's (PFR) financial shield amid the coronavirus pandemic, PFR said on Thursday.
The lower house of the Polish parliament has passed a bill providing government aid to companies operating in sectors that have been most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said government was using everything at its disposal to protect the Polish economy.
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.
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.