Poland’s policies on closing the VAT gap could be adopted by Germany and other countries because they have been so successful, the deputy finance minister has claimed.
Sales of soft drinks have fallen by 16 percent following the introduction of a new sugar tax, Poland's Market Monitoring Centre (CMR) said on Thursday.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, will examine a controversial advertising tax bill when it is in its final stages, the president's chief aide has told PAP.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that the government’s planned tax on media advertising revenue will not limit the freedom of expression nor affect media pluralism.
The state is raking in more money from spirit sales due to an increase in excise tax, according to the newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
Polish opposition leaders have said they will hold joint consultations on how to stop a controversial tax on media advertising revenue that some have claimed threatens free speech.
EC spokesperson Christian Wigand on Wednesday expressed the Commission's fears over media pluralism in Poland in connection with the government's plans to tax advertising revenue.
Sections of the privately owned media in Poland imposed a news blackout on Wednesday morning in protest over a proposed new tax on advertising revenue.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has defended a planned tax on media advertising revenue by saying it is intended to level the playing field for domestic companies against multinational corporations.
A leading independent television network in Poland has claimed a new advertising tax could limit freedom of speech.