The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has passed an amendment that puts a cap of 40 percent on increases in district heating prices.
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Poland's minister of climate and environment took to social media on Friday to announce that additional regulations would be introduced by the government to safeguard consumers from rises in heating bills.
Price hikes in Croatia after it adopted the euro can serve as a warning to Poland, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.
Prices of consumer goods and services (Consumer Price Index, CPI) increased by 16.6 percent year on year and by 0.2 percent month on month in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.
Poland's fuel prices are among the lowest in the EU, the government spokesperson said on Wednesday responding to opposition claims that fuel prices were being inflated.
Donald Tusk, the head of the Civic Coalition (KO), the largest opposition grouping, in a video posted on social media, has accused the governing party Law and Justice (PiS) of "robbing" Poles by inflating the price of petrol.