The President of the National Bank of Poland, Adam Glapiński, has decided to issue an accelerated and extraordinary collector’s coin and the Defense of the Polish Eastern Border collector’s note – the central bank announced in a press release.
Narodowy Bank Polski has the exclusive right to issue coins and banknotes in Poland – reminds the central bank.
All currency issued by the NBP – including collector’s – are legal tender in Poland.
“The issue of collector items is an opportunity both to commemorate important historical anniversaries and people, and to develop interests in Polish culture, science and tradition” – emphasizes the NBP.
The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border
The Border Guard has recorded over 33,000 since the beginning of this year. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which 3.2 thousand. in November, nearly 17.3 thousand. in October, almost 7.7 thous. in September and over 3.5 thousand. in August.
From September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus in 183 localities in the voivodeship In Podlasie and Lublin regions, a state of emergency is in force. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.
By the middle of next year, a steel fence will be erected on the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The dam along the border with Belarus will be built on a length of 180 km in Podlasie. The Bug River is a natural dam in the Lublin region. The dam will be 5.5 meters high. Along the border, motion sensors as well as day and night cameras will be installed.