Locked content Senate supports bill for health expenses increase

The Senate adopted the bill for the growth of public health expenses to at least 6 percent of GDP without amendments.  54 Senators voted in favor of the bill, 5 were against and 21 abstained. The change should be effective from 2024. In 2018 public health expenses must be at least 4.78 percent GDP, ...

Locked content Two PO senators join PiS

Senators Andrzej Misiołek and Leszek Piechota announced that they’re leaving the opposition Civic Platform (PO) to join the ruling Law and Justice (PiS). The reason for this decision is a statement from PO MP Borys Budka who said back in August that “the EU should give Poland an ultimatum” regarding...

Locked content Senate committee votes to suspend retail tax until 2019

The members of the Senate’s Budget and Public Finance Committee unanimously voted in favor of suspending the retail tax for another year, until the end of 2018. The work on the retail tax bill will continue. “We have prepared a budget bill that has a much lower deficit than the one planned for this ...

Locked content Polish Senate swears in new MPC member

On Wednesday, Poland’s Senate welcomed Rafał Sura, a member of the Law and Justice (PiS) party, who will now head the Monetary Policy Council. The new MPC member replaced Marek Chrzanowski, who resigned in October. Chrzanowski was later appointed chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission (KNF...

Senate dismisses RPP’s Chrzanowski

The Senate has approval a proposal to dismiss Marek Chrzanowski from his functions as a member of the Monetary Policy Council (RPP). The vote was 47 in favor, 22 against, with two abstentions. This was essentially a formality following Chrzanowski’s resignation on Wednesday.

Locked content Senate halts work on own abortion bill

Following widespread street protests in Poland, the Senate has suspended work on draft legislation concerning termination of pregnancies. “We have to wait to see the results of the Sejm’s work regarding abortion regulations,” Stanisław Karczewski, Marshal of the Senate, said on Wednesday. “We ...