The European Commission expected the Polish government to freeze works on the so-called anti-usury law until September 30. Meanwhile, MP’s want to discuss the law at the suddenly convened session of the lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm), according to Puls Biznesu.
The Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro earlier said that the draft “limits in a consistent way the possibility of demanding higher costs of loans than those precisely determined in the regulations of this bill.” Under the draft, someone, who demands additional fees, higher than double the value of a loan, may face up to five years in jail.
”We will most likely deal with the anti-usury law, but the final decision has not been made yet. Sejm is having a session on July 31 at noon, and works in the commission start 30 minutes later,” says Andrzej Szlachta, PiS MP, chairman of the Public Finance Committee (FPB).
FPB members are not yet aware of the plans of the committee’s chairman.