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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-28/2049 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 09 July 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 October 2021 (updated 31 May 2022)|
In July the Chair of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK), the national auditor, announced the Chamber was planning to launch a complex auditing campaign of the public aid granted under anti-crisis shields and financial shields by the Polish Development Fund (PFR)
Growing concerns about the state of public finances, especially in the context of increasing concealed public debt (driven by increasing public spending channeled outside of the state budget) are named a the key motivation for making such a move.
The Supreme Audit Office (NIK), being the national auditing body has the authority to control all public expenditure. As the Chair of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) stresses out, the critical stance of NIK does not concern the providing aid, as the pandemic has forced governments all over the world to take extraordinary actions. However, it should be directed at improving operations and the survival of companies in a difficult period. "We will be able to say more about the results of this aid only after carrying out proper inspections, which we have planned for next year" - the Chair of NIK says, as quoted by the Bankier portal .
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
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 involvement of social partners.
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Eurofound (2021), Meticulous audits of anti-crisis shield, measure PL-2021-28/2049 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-28_2049.html
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