What goes on in Poland on the 21st of September.
We know how the government will help businesses in response to the energy crisis
The Council of Ministers adopted a draft act on the principles of implementing business support programs in connection with the situation on the energy market in 2022–2024, submitted by the Minister of Development and Technology, we read on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The government will want to provide businesses with public aid in connection with the increase in electricity and natural gas prices in the years 2022–2024. The draft act lays down the rules for providing such assistance. The support will be intended for entrepreneurs whose business activity is at risk due to the dynamic increase in costs. Still this year, the government wants to allocate over PLN 5 billion for this purpose.
The Council of Ministers will be able to adopt government programs for providing such assistance to entrepreneurs. The Minister of Development and Technology will be responsible for the implementation of the programs. The support will be intended for companies where running a business is at risk due to the dynamic increase in costs. The aid is primarily intended to provide liquidity and access to finance for companies facing the challenges of the current crisis, while maintaining the conditions for operating in the European Union’s single market. The support will be granted to cover the increased costs of running a business related to the increase in the prices of electricity and natural gas.
Poland and Ukraine discuss the Rzeszów-Chmielnicki energy connection
On September 19, 2022, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Climate and Environment between Minister Anna Moskwa and the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko. The main topic of the talks was Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the energy sector and energy security in the context of Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The topic of the network connection on the Rzeszów – Chmielnicki line was discussed.
– The reconstruction of the interconnector will enable the exchange of electricity between Poland and Ukraine – emphasized Minister Anna Moskwa during the meeting.
The progress in implementing the provisions of the Memorandum on energy cooperation was signed in Kiev between the Ministry of Climate and Environment of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.
– Russia has been pursuing an aggressive energy policy for many years, and the armed attack on Ukraine and military operations have additionally intensified the negative effects of excessive increases in electricity and gas prices throughout the EU. Cutting off from Russian influence will effectively affect Europe’s energy stability, contribute to price stabilization and energy security for Poland and Ukraine, Minister Moskwa recalled.