The European Union should dedicate large budgets to rescue the European economy amid the crisis caused by the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieck told a Tuesday press conference.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in the Saturday edition of Italian daily La Repubblica that Europe has an obligation to help Italians struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the EU has effective tools to tackle an economic crisis.
In the positive scenario that the ongoing coronavirus crisis is over by the end of May, Polish GDP growth in 2020 might reach 0-0.5 percent, Finance Minister Tadeusz Kościński told public radio on Thursday.
Fear of the virus has caused old egoisms to reappear in the EU, wrote Olga Tokarczuk, the Polish author who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, in a text for the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Tuesday.
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.
A draft of a special law introducing some elements of an anti-crisis "shield" will be sent to President Andrzej Duda and the Social Dialogue Council (RDS) on Friday, the Ministry of Development tweeted on Thursday.
President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting of the Government Crisis Management Team that the anti-crisis shield was among the subjects discussed on Thursday.
President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) Adam Glapiński on Wednesday said Poland was exceptionally well prepared for the current crisis.
Lithuania and Poland will open a second border crossing, Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis informed on Tuesday. A Lithuanian delegation will visit Poland to discuss cross-border travel, including the return home of a group of Lithuanians stranded on the Polish-German border.