The Polish government has launched new financial aid programmes for firms affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including payments of up to PLN 2,000 (EUR 446) for every full-time job contract and workers on specific contracts, the labour minister said on Monday.
Poles are more concerned about their finances today than they were in June, when the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic started to subside, EY, a global accounting firm, has said in a report.
Polish budget revenues, including those from VAT, have been returning to their previous levels, giving the government the hope of collecting a similar sum for the state budget as last year, Deputy Finance Minister Sebastian Skuza told the Senate on Wednesday.
After six months of the COVID-19 epidemic, Poles still assess their financial situation as good, however, the proportion of pessimists in this matter has grown, according to a study by the Santander Consumer Bank (SCB).
Poland received EUR 1.08 billion from EU funds in July 2020, including EUR 200.7 million in current transfers and EUR 883.4 million in capital transfers, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Following record spikes in the number of confirmed coronavirus infections, Polish consumers plan to spend more on food, household goods and books in the coming weeks, indicates the latest Deloitte Global State of the Consumer Tracker study.
Poland's budget deficit reached PLN 17.12 bln (EUR 3.88 bln), the Finance Ministry said on its website on Thursday.
The coronavirus pandemic has made every tenth Pole experience financial problems, whereas the worst economic situation was reported by 40 percent of senior citizens, according to a study by the IBRIS pollster commissioned by Santander Consumer Bank (SCB).
Poland's former Transport Minister Sławomir N. (last name withheld) was detained on Monday on charges of corruption, leading an organised crime group and money laundering, PAP was told by a spokesperson for the district prosecution in Warsaw.
Poland supports the economic and financial priorities of Germany's EU presidency, Polish Finance Minister Tadeusz Kościński said after an informal meeting of the Ecofin Council, the EU's economy and finance ministers, on Friday.