A group of US senators have introduced a bill to expand sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline being built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, an energy project opposed by Washington and Warsaw.
Source – Polskie Radio, biznesalert.pl, cruz.senate.gov
Borrowers will be offered special debt relief and enabled to have their loan repayments suspended for up to three months under a new set of rules adopted by Polish lawmakers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure includes an injection of around 570 million PLN in funds through the state-run Bank BGK to support businesses by providing them with loan interest subsidies. The new rules are designed to benefit businesses and individuals who have lost their jobs and sources of income due to the coronavirus, according to officials. The measure now goes to the upper house of parliament, the Senate, for further debate.
Source – Polskie Radio
Poland is likely to unfreeze international air connections in early July and a relevant decision will be announced two weeks in advance, the Deputy Infrastructure Minister told broadcaster Radio Plus on Friday. The minister said that the exact date of resuming international air connections cannot be yet given, but described such a possibility at the beginning of July as „an accurate opinion.” He added that the decision to unfreeze international flights depends on a number of factors.
Source – PAP
And finally, Gdańsk airport yesterday saw the ceremonial laying of the cornerstone for the extension of the west pier of terminal 2. According to the President of the airport, the ceremony was an important symbol of confidence in the Polish economy and the importance of continuing the development during the current coronavirus crisis. The new pier will mainly serve scheduled passengers travelling to non-Schengen countries. The construction of the new pier will mean an overall 30% increase in the size of terminal 2 and will include more security control lines and luggage collection carousels. The project is set to finish in December 2021.
Source – radiogdansk.pl, dziennikbaltycki.pl, londynek.net
Today will be a day of sunshine and scattered clouds with a fresh breeze. Temperatures will reach a pleasant 18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 9 degrees centigrade overnight. Sunday will turn cloudier and the wind will lower to a gentle breeze with temperatures reaching 19 degrees centigrade during the day, and 11 degrees overnight.