We are working on providing aid to approximately 260 economic entities operating in the area of the state of emergency, which may lose their income, said Maciej Wąsik, deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration.
At a conference at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, after the announcement of the president’s decision, a question was asked about compensation solutions for those who may suffer losses due to the introduction of the state of emergency. As the deputy head of this ministry noted, there are solutions in this area in the Polish legal system.
– There are legal solutions that talk about compensation of damages, we believe that they should be expanded. Together with the Ministry of Finance, we are working on making it possible to compensate the damages suffered by enterprises, mainly tourist enterprises operating along the eastern border, said the deputy minister.
As he explained, there are about 260 registered enterprises, identified by voivodes. – We are working on it in such a way that this aid is satisfactory and actually compensates for the losses incurred – added the deputy minister.
A state of emergency in part of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships
As announced on the website of the Chancellery of the President, Andrzej Duda on Thursday, September 2, issued an ordinance on the introduction of a 30-day state of emergency in part of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces. The regulation was issued at the request of the Council of Ministers of August 31, 2021.
“The decision to introduce a state of emergency was made in connection with a particular threat to the security of citizens and public order, related to the current situation on the state border between the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Belarus,” reads the release.
As emphasized, with a view to effectively responding to the situation, the regulation introduces the following types of restrictions in accordance with the scope of the statutory authorization and the request of the Council of Ministers: suspension of the right to organize and hold assemblies in the area covered by the state of emergency, suspension of the right to organize and conducting, in the area covered by the state of emergency, mass events as well as artistic and entertainment events conducted as part of cultural activities, which are not mass events.
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