Poland's Sejm, lower house, on Monday night passed a bill envisaging postal voting as the only way to cast a vote in the 2020 presidential election, presently scheduled for May 10, as the country struggles with a coronavirus epidemic.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday evening signed into law an anti-crisis shield bill designed to aid enterprise in the face of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. It reduces financial burdens of enterprises, helps them maintain financial liquidity and protects employment.
All Polish adults will be able to vote in the May 10 presidential election via postal voting amid the spreading coronavirus epidemic, according to a draft law filed with the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday by ruling party MPs.
The Polish government on Tuesday adopted a bill that makes it easier to use EU funds to fight coronavirus, the PM's Office said on its website.
Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, after a consultation with the Council of Elders, decided to change a Senate sitting on the government's anti-crisis shield from Tuesday to Monday, the Senate Information Centre (CIS) said on Saturday evening.
Poland's Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki has told PAP that the upper chamber "will debate the anti-crisis package as soon as possible," and added that senators have to get acquainted with what they are to vote on.
Poland's Sejm (lower house of parliament) passed a bill on Saturday aimed at supporting business during the coronavirus epidemic. The bill frees micro-enterprises and the self-employed from paying social insurance contributions (ZUS) for three months.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday expressed concern with the Polish ruling party's draft disciplinary legislation aimed at judges, which according to the commissioner "risks further jeopardising the independence of the judiciary in Poland."
The Polish government is working on a bill to impose additional fees on soft drinks containing sugars, a so-called sugar tax, as a tool to fight the rapid increase in being overweight and the problem of obesity, PAP has found out.
The Senate (upper house) on Wednesday voted in favour of a bill introducing the so called Small Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) Plus scheme.