What goes on in Poland on the 16th of September.
The government announces a solidarity shield and freezes energy prices for 2023
During a press conference, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a number of measures aimed at controlling the increase in energy prices in Poland in 2023. Among other things, he said that prices for households would be capped at this year’s level.
– Europe is struggling with an economic and security crisis. All of these have one cause – this is Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The most important task of the government is to protect Poles from the consequences of the war. We have already handled one aspect of this challenge. Now we will focus on limiting the impact of the war perhaps even to zero, as we will cap the increase in energy prices. The government is ready to face its responsibilities at this difficult time. I would like to thank to those who have presented the best solutions in recent weeks. The uncertainty of tomorrow concerns many Polish families. That is why, first of all, we protect all Poles, and secondly, we protect companies. We therefore present a solidarity shield to help you get through this difficult period. It is to protect Poles against 3-4 times increases in energy prices. It is a plan for both families and entrepreneurs. We will also promote energy saving, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a press conference.
Climate minister calls for restraint when purchasing coal
The Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, encourages the gradual purchase of coal. – Its price will drop with the arrival of more imports. We recommend not to buy coal in large quantities for the entire year or even two years, she said in an interview with Radio Zet.
Minister Moskwa assured that the price of coal will drop with the arrival of more imports. – It is coming to us, among others from Colombia, where it was imported earlier. Coal is controlled in Poland, sieved. Coal of coarser assortments is directed to households, and the fine coal is directed to the power industry, as in the case of domestic and imported coal – she added.