Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure PL-2022-34/2776 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 August 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for energy bills
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||24 August 2022 (updated 19 September 2022)|
The rise in energy prices can be linked to the Russian aggression against Ukraine. The Russian invasion had a negative impact on the amount and unpredictability of gas and other raw material prices. After the introduction of the carbon subsidy, the government proposed further solutions (aimed at supporting households in rising energy costs).
According to the new measures:
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Companies providing essential services
||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply||D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Price control and subsidies for heating for households and vulnerable entities, measure PL-2022-34/2776 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-34_2776.html
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