The Polish economy will contract by 3.4 percent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish government predicted in an updated Convergence Programme, an EU-required fiscal plan for the next three years.
The Polish government on Wednesday or Thursday will announce its first decisions on loosening the coronavirus restrictions that are in place, government spokesperson Piotr Muller told Polish Radio Three on Tuesday.
Acting on the motion of the prime minister, Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday appointed Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz Poland's new deputy PM.
The Polish government will offer at least another PLN 100 bln (EUR 22 bln) to help rescue Polish jobs and businesses, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Wednesday.
Polish Deputy PM Jarosław Gowin announced on Monday that he has tendered his resignation. He added his Agreement party remains in the United Right coalition and that his groupings candidate for deputy PM is Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz.
Speaking at a press conference, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said the restrictions will last for at least two weeks.
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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.
The package called the “Anti-crisis Shield” programme is aimed at protecting small business form financial loss during the pandemic and will include five pillars: employee security, company financing, health care, the financial system, and a public investment programme. It will also see a temporary lifting of the Sunday trading ban.
Persons who attended the last government sitting have been tested for the coronavirus and all results have proved negative, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Monday.