The Polish government has imposed new restrictions, which have come into force on Saturday, October 17, in order to "save the health and lives of the Polish people."
The International Monetary Fund forecasts the general government sector deficit to be at the level of 4.3 percent of GDP in 2021, according to its cyclical Fiscal Monitor report.
The Polish government has been considering the restoration of retail trading on Sundays, PM's Office head Michal Dworczyk said on Wednesday. A few years Poland started to phase out Sunday shopping amid union pressure and the government's conservative agenda.
The main assumptions of the Polish government's strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic were presented to local government officials by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a Tuesday videoconference, gov't spokesman Piotr Mueller has told PAP.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday the government would manage to stabilise the COVID-19 epidemic situation to slow the spread of the disease, adding that the strategy would strive not to involve further closure of the economy.
The government-proposed 2021 budget bill is a "rational compromise" between Poland's possibilities and aspirations, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in a Facebook post on Thursday as the parliament continues to debate the bill.
The current reshuffle will streamline the Polish government's work by cutting red tape and costs, which in turn will help Poland to better overcome the effects of the coronavirus crisis, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint new members of the reshuffled government, as requested by the prime minister, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Duda's spokesperson Blazej Spychalski announced on Friday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, presenting a new line-up of his cabinet on Wednesday, said the primary aim of the reshuffle is a change of the government's structure.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented on Wednesday the changes to the government line-up.