Locked content President signs PPK law

President Andrzej Duda signed the bill introducing employer-sponsored pension plans PPK into law. The new program seeks to have firms and employees put a total of 3.5 percent of gross wages into privately managed Employee Pension Plans (PPK) – 1.5 percent from the employer and 2 percent from the emp...

Locked content President signs amendment to agricultural insurance act

President Andrzej Duda has signed an amendment to the agricultural insurance law – said the Chancellery of the President on Wednesday. The new regulations, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, are to encourage farmers to insure crops against drought. The new regulations will enable farmer...

Locked content Duda appoints new Supreme Court judges ignoring court decision

President Andrzej Duda appointed on Wednesday 27 new judges to the Supreme Court despite the court’s ruling to suspend the procedure until the European Court of Justice verdict in that matter. “This is another stage of the judiciary reform that has been carried out, a very important one. It is, rest...

Locked content Duda vetoes new election laws

President Andrzej Duda last week that he is vetoing a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties in European Parliament elections next year. “The proposed law goes too far from the required rule of proportionality. Its introduction would result in a larg...

New state-run economic think tank established

President Andrzej Duda on Monday signed the act establishing the Polish Economic Institute. The new institution will replace the current the Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles (IBRKK).

President signs single economic zone bill

President Andrzej Duda has signed the bill making the entire territory of Poland one large Special Economic Zone, instead of the 14 currently existing ones and covering 25,000 hectares (0.08 percent of the country’s area), which offer tax breaks for investors settling there.

Locked content CBOS: Duda work seen positive, Sejm negative

A new opinion poll has shown that the number of Poles who assess Polish president Andrzej Duda’s work positively has increased by 3 percentage points to 63 percent according to a poll conducted by CBOS. Currently, 28 percent (unchanged) of the respondents gave the president’s activity a ...

Locked content President Andrzej Duda commemorated Smolensk crash victims

President Andrzej Duda commemorated the victims of the Smolensk plane crash, who are buried at the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw. Eight years after the catastrophe Duda laid flowers in front of Smolensk victims’ monument and on their graves. The president, who briefly spoke with relatives of the victim...

Locked content Duda sends condolences on Muenster attack

President Andrzej Duda has sent his condolences to the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the tragic attack that took place on Saturday in Muenster, western Germany. “On behalf of the Polish Nation and my own I offer our sincerest condolences. I join the families of the victims in sorrow a...