Prime Minister in exposé: We want a Poland of prosperity

 Our goal is to build Poland as the best place to live in Europe. This is a dream of millions of Poles said Mateusz Morawiecki, presenting the action programme of his government in the Sejm.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

Beneficial changes for citizens and businesses, concrete actions for the economy and continuation of investments, sustenance of the GDP growth rate, modern economy and support for health service – these are merely some of the announcements included in Prime Minister’s policy statement.

Beneficial changes for citizens and businesses

The Polish welfare state is the state of families and entrepreneurs that respects the values of Poles stressed Mateusz Morawiecki. As he emphasised, the government is planning specific actions for entrepreneurs. This includes lower social insurance contributions for small companies – on average by PLN 500, and additional resources for strategic investments of companies.

Prime Minister also informed about the further simplification of tax law, announcing the introduction of another concession for small businesses. It is the so-called Estonian CIT, i.e. postponing tax collection until the profits are distributed by the company.

The head of the government also proposed to the members of parliament that the Constitution be amended so as to guarantee privacy and protection of resources from ECP and IRA.

Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised that previous activities of the government contributed to poverty reduction among Polish citizens. Over 3 years, we lifted approx. 2 million people out of poverty. Solidarity is the foundation stone of our Policy said Prime Minister. 

Prime Minister emphasised that family is the foundation of society and it can rely  on the support from the state. The Family 500 plus programme, tax exemption for young people, reduced PIT for all and the pension plus programme constitute government actions expected by the citizens. At the same time, Prime Minister announced the increase in the number of places in day care centres and the introduction of flexible forms of employment for parents.

The head of the government stressed that children should be given special protection. Whoever wants to poison children with ideology, separate them from parents, break family ties, enter schools without invitation and write ideological textbooks, wants to start a cultural war. I will not let that happen he declared.

Specific actions for the economy and continuation of investments

Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised that Poland will be one of the most friendly countries for foreign investors. We will cooperate but without selling off Polish silverware.

Prime Minister stated that the government will be trying to convince the EU to introduce beneficial solutions for Polish farmers. Is it normal that the subsidies for our farmers under the next financial framework were to be lower than the subsidies for French of German farmers? asked Mateusz Morawiecki.

Moreover, the head of the government announced the modernisation and construction of 9 thousand kilometres of tracks in the next 5 years. Poland will also invest dozens of billions of Polish zloty in strategic projects, including the construction of a canal on the Vistula Spit, tunnel to Świnoujście, construction of STH, Via Baltica, Via Carpatia, construction of 100 ring roads, renovations of railway stations and schools. “We want Poland of major infrastructure projects that will make out country one of the key transport and energy hubs in Europe,” emphasised Mateusz Morawiecki.

As stated by Prime Minister, safety on the roads will be one of the priorities of the government. He announced the development of a programme of safe road infrastructure and battle against road hogs. We will introduce the right of way for pedestrians on crosswalks added Mateusz Morawiecki.

Prime Minister announced taking steps towards clean air. This includes modern power industry, photovoltaics, construction of wind farms at sea and electromobility. Thinking responsibly about the environment, we will introduce a number of programmes reducing the consumption of plastic said Prime Minister. He also added that a deposit system for disposable plastic bottles will be introduced. There will also be concessions for people using environment-friendly means of transport.

Support for health service

Mateusz Morawiecki reminded that the government increased the expenditure on health from PLN 70 billion to PLN 106 billion. As he underlined, almost PLN 1 billion will be allocated for the modern Oncology Centre. The number of doctors will also rise. Thanks to our activities, already in this term, even 50% more students will graduate from medical faculties than just 4-5 years ago said Prime Minister.

Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that the government recognised as reimbursable a number of modern medicines and is planning to introduce a preventive screening package for people over 40.

In conclusion, Prime Minister invited all members of the parliament to establish joint and substantive cooperation for the benefit of the Republic of Poland. Each of us looks at Poland from a different perspective but we still see the same horizon stressed Prime Minister. We all carry the spiritual heritage called Poland he added.

The Sejm granted the government of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki the vote of confidence.

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