Local governments from Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have appealed to the European Committee of Regions to create a continental-wide database with accommodation and employment offers for Ukrainian war refugees.
A group of local government representatives have appealed to the Polish prime minister to include them in migration policy planning in order to help migrants stuck at Poland's border with Belarus.
Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, has announced the establishment of an association of local governments on Thursday.
The leader of Poland’s biggest opposition party has set out five conditions he says will ensure spending on the National Recovery Plan is “honest and effective”.
Poland's main opposition party Civic Platform on Saturday presented its plan for combating the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government will double the budget of the Fund for Local Investments to PLN 12 billion (EUR 2.7 billion), Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday, adding this will boost local governments' capacity to implement new infrastructure projects.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, in an interview with PAP published on Wednesday, the 30th anniversary of Poland's first fully-free ballot after the fall of communism, the May 27 local elections, stressed the importance of local self-government for society.
Polish local governments posted a PLN 1.70 bln (EUR 376 mln) deficit in 2019, several times lower than the PLN 18.43 bln (EUR 4.07 bln) planned for last year, the Finance Ministry said in its final report.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki held a meeting on Wednesday with province governors and the mayors of major cities to discuss the threat of the spreading coronavirus.