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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-1/1630 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Poland , applies nationwide
|Temporary, 01 January 2021 – 28 February 2021
|Legislations or other statutory regulations
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
|Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
|28 December 2020 (updated 29 September 2023)
After the Financial Shield 1.0 was implemented from April 2020 onwards see case PL-2020-20/806 , the follow-up programme has been devised. Just like to original regulation, the follow-up is based on the Act amending the Act on the System of Development Institutions facilitating public support programme commonly referred to as the Financial Shield, operated by the Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju).
The programme is divided into specific sub-sets of measures targeting 1) micro, small and medium firms and 2) large firms. The former is further divided into two segments a) micro firms and b) small and medium firms.
The main characteristics of the measure are as follows:
Applications can be submitted electronically at 18 banks.
Not known yet.
|Does not apply to workers
Sector specific set of companies
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The views are critical. Social partners see the measures as not adequate.
|Sector (NACE level 2)
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
|G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
|H - Transportation And Storage
|H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities
|I56 Food and beverage service activities
|J - Information And Communication
|J59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities
|M - Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities
|M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities
|N77 Rental and leasing activities
|N79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities
|N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
|P - Education
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities
|Q86 Human health activities
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation
|R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
|R91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Financial Shield 2.0: Micro enterprises, measure PL-2021-1/1630 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-1_1630.html
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