Polish Briefing 13 May, 2021 11:00 am   

Polish Briefing: The New Polish Deal to reconcile the coalition partners | PKN Orlen plans to increase the capacity of offshore farms several times

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What goes on in Poland on the 13th of May.

The presentation of the New Polish Deal will take place on May 15 and is to reconcile the coalition partners

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin announced on the Polish Radio that this weekend the economic program of the Law and Justice party (PiS) – the New Polish Deal will be presented. The package takes into account the demands of the coalition partners from Porozumienie and Solidarna Polska.

The presentation of the New Deal was supposed to take place in winter, but was delayed. Sasin replied to the journalist’s question that the presentation would take place this Saturday, May 15. “This is the plan,” he said on the Polish Radio 24. “This program of recovery from the pandemic and return to fast economic growth has been prepared for many weeks,” he assured.

The official reason for the delay in the presentation of the PiS program is the third wave of the coronavirus. The program is to consist of ten elements, including those devoted to energy. One of the main sources of financing is to be the EU funds from the Reconstruction Fund, under which Poland is to receive PLN 770 billion in loans and subsidies, including for the energy sector. “It’s time to start a strong and loud discussion about the plans for the post-pandemic period. Thanks to the successful vaccination campaign, it has been subsiding. The main job of the government is to ensure that it does not leave any political and economic consequences,” Sasin said.

PKN Orlen plans to increase the capacity of offshore farms several times

PKN Orlen would like to up the capacity of its offshore wind farm. The construction of the offshore wind farm is to start in 2023, and its capacity is up to 1.2 GW.

“Ultimately, we want our offshore wind farms a capacity that is several times higher. (…) We are interested in offshore wind energy not only in Poland, but also in the Baltic countries and beyond,” the president of PKN Orlen, Daniel Obajtek, said at a meeting with journalists. When asked about the omstallation port to handle the project, he said that the company has been talking with Łeba for a long time. The Orlen2030 strategy provides for over 2.5 GW of capacity in renewable energy sources owned by the Orlen capital group by 2030.