Gov’t wants to speed up processing of New Deal bills

The government wants to have most of its economic reform bills under the New Polish Deal project submitted to parliament by September at the latest, said the gov't spokesman Piotr Muller on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with the health, infrastructure, finance and family ministers to discuss the implementation of the Polish New Deal.

Shortly after the talks, Piotr Mueller said at a press briefing that "most of the bills that are key to the Polish New Deal are already included in the list of government legislative works."

He also said that the government wanted the bills to be adopted quickly and enter into force next year.

However, "the large, key bills, such as the ones that concern the tax system and child support measures, are still subject to the public consultation," he added.

"It is our clear determination to have most of these bills submitted for parliamentary debate by September, at the latest, so that they can be adopted as soon as possible and can enter into force next year," the government’s spokesman said.

The Polish New Deal is a government programme aimed at reviving the national economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. It envisages major investment in public infrastructure along with overhauls of the tax and healthcare systems.