In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and international institutions took steps to contain the harmful consequences on citizens’ lives and health, as well as the economy. In the short term, the goal was to limit the spread of the virus and the effects of the restrictions on the economy and, in the longer run, to prevent the appearance of new cases, facilitate the end of social restrictions, reboot the economy, and return to a path of sustainable growth and development.
This is an economic and legal exploration of the impact of the pandemic, in the Polish context, examining Polish society and the economy as well as the response of the Polish authorities to the pandemic. The choice of Poland as the subject of the research is justified by its specificity. On the one hand, Poland is a country undergoing systemic transformation with access to European and transatlantic institutions. On the other hand, in recent years, it has evolved towards a hybrid democracy and is currently diverging away from the EU project. The book presents Poland’s legal and institutional response to the pandemic, analysed through the prism of common European values and Poland’s international commitments. It signposts the financial solutions adopted by the EU in the aftermath of the outbreak to assess how they will be used in combatting the short and longer-term consequences of the pandemic in Poland.
The book is an introduction to original research, shaped by the novelty of the subject matter, and as such, will be essential reading for students and researchers of economics, law, and international relations.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Poland,
Jerzy Menkes, Magdalena Suska
Chapter 2. Legal Aspect of the Introduction of the Lockdown in Poland
Chapter 3. Poland in International Cooperation in the Face of the COVID-19 Challenge Magdalena Suska
Chapter 4. Poland and EU Cooperation—Mechanism of Joint Public Procurement (COVID-19)
Łukasz Dawid Dąbrowski
Chapter 5. EU Funds for Addressing the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Poland
Chapter 6. Financial Measures Adopted in Poland in the Light of COVID-19 State Aid EU Framework
Adam A. Ambroziak
Chapter 7. Poland and the European Green Deal amidst the Pandemic
Chapter 8. The Emergency Measures Underpinning Poland’s Convergence Programme 2020: The Case of the Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme
Alina Dorota Szypulewska-Porczyńska
Chapter 9. Polish Banking Sector in the Face of COVID-19
Summary and conclusions
Jerzy Menkes is a Full Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and President of the Polish Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), Warsaw, Poland.
Magdalena Suska is an Assistant Professor of political science at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.