1st Edition

The Economic and Legal Impact of Covid-19 The Case of Poland

Edited By Jerzy Menkes, Magdalena Suska Copyright 2021
    186 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    186 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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

    Jerzy Menkes

    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

    Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska

    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

    Marzenna Błaszczuk-Zawiła

    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

    Andrzej Janik

    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.