Prime Minister: crisis proves the importance of state support in the most difficult moments

During his visit to the Łódź Voivodeship, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Fameg furniture company. It was an opportunity to summarise government support for local entrepreneurs. In total, Polish companies have already received over PLN 110 billion as part of the Anti-Crisis Shield, PFR Financial Shield and BGK Aid Shield. In this way, the government saved approx. 5 million jobs.


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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

“I am glad that the company we are visiting also used our shield, that it enabled us to save jobs. This shows how important state support is in the most difficult times,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland in a better situation than other EU countries

Thanks to the rapid government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland is in a better position than other European countries. This is confirmed by Eurostat data. According to them, in May the unemployment rate in Poland amounted to 3 percent. Currently, Poland is the second country with the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union. Spain recorded the highest rate - 14.5 per cent. The unemployment rate in the whole European Union was 6.7 per cent.

The government supports entrepreneurs

Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has been supporting Polish entrepreneurs. The main goal of the government is to provide employees with stable employment and companies with growth opportunities. Today, already more than PLN 110 billion has been allocated to Polish companies. Thanks to this, approx. 5 million jobs have been saved.

Help not only in times of coronavirus

The government supports entrepreneurs not only during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to funds from the Anti-Crisis Shield and the Financial Shield, entrepreneurs benefit from a CIT tax reduction from 19% to 9%.

From January next year, the so-called Estonian CIT will become applicable, which will be a great convenience for small and medium-sized enterprises. This is a modern way of taxation which promotes investments and significantly reduces the formalities of tax settlement. Estonian CIT means many benefits for companies, such as: greater investment capacity, increased productivity and innovation, and time savings in tax settlements.

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Fameg is a company that continues the tradition of bentwood furniture production. Currently, it is one of the largest manufacturers of bentwood chairs in Europe and a leader in this industry worldwide. One of the company's most famous products is the so- called "Spindle-leg" chair by Marian Grabiński. These are simple and universal chairs characteristic for the 60s and 70s. The name refers to the slender, wooden rungs, which form their backrest finished with a bent bar.


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