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.
A total of 345,542 companies employing 3.12 million people have so far received PLN 60.05 billion (EUR 13.75 billion) under the Polish Development Fund's (PFR) financial shield amid the coronavirus pandemic, PFR head Paweł Borys said on Monday.
Over 315,000 companies employing 2.94 million people have so far received PLN 56.8 billion (EUR 12.7 billion) under the Polish Development Fund's (PFR) financial shield amid the coronavirus pandemic, PFR said on Thursday.
Culture Minister Piotr Gliński on Tuesday responded to opposition presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski's accusations that his ministry was not offering sufficient aid to artists under the coronavirus epidemic.
Over 312,000 entrepreneurs have already received PLN 56.3 billion (EUR 12.5 billion) in aid granted as part of the Financial Shield of the Polish Development Fund (PFR), the PFR announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
Polish companies received PLN 100 billion (EUR 22.46 billion), some 5 percent of the country’s GDP under the government anti-crisis shield scheme launched 100 days ago.
The government has so far granted over PLN 81.8 billion (ca. EUR 18.4 bn) in aid to Polish firms within the framework of the financial shield scheme overseen by the Polish Development Fund (PFR), Labour and Social Policy Minister, Marlena Malag has told PAP.