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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-27/1949 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 July 2021 (updated 11 March 2022)|
In late June the government decided to prolong some of the measures provided under the Financial Shield coverage. The Financial Shield is the support scheme operated by the state-controlled Polish Development Fund (PFR) PL-2020-20/806 .
The amendments affect both the scheme for the large enterprise as well as small and medium enterprises, albeit in different ways.
The new regulations for the scheme are likely to include the following provisions. As far as large enterprises are concerned:
Key solutions for micro, small and medium-sized companies:
The Council of Ministers adopted a resolution amending two of its earlier resolutions: on the Financial Shield for large companies and on the resolution on the Financial Shield 2.0 for micro, small and medium-sized companies on 29 June 2021.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No known involvement of social partners in any aspect the process.
Employer organisations, such as Business Centre Club commented favourably on the government's proposal.
Eurofound (2021), Financial Shields extended, measure PL-2021-27/1949 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-27_1949.html
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