Investment Policy Measures

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Poland

Poland

12 May 2022

Expands and prolongs its FDI screening regime till mid-2025

On 12 May 2022, the President of Poland issued the "Act Amending the Law on Goods and Services Tax and Certain Other Laws". Among other changes, it amended the Covid-19 related FDI screening regime to expand its scope so as to cover [...]

Poland

Poland

26 Apr 2022

Adopts national sanctions list affecting Russian entities in gas, coal, IT, and manufacturing sectors

On 26 April 2022, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration announced sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus, affecting 50 individuals and entities that do business in Poland. These measures are supplementary to [...]

Poland

Poland

24 Jun 2020

Temporarily extends its FDI screening regime due to the pandemic

On 24 June 2020, a new legislation entered into force extending significantly the FDI screening mechanism in Poland for 24 months. A foreign acquisition from non-EEA countries requires prior clearance from the President of the Polish [...]

Poland

Poland

11 Feb 2019

Poland introduces financial incentives in audiovisual industry

On 11 February 2019, the Act on Financial Support for Audiovisual Production entered into force. It introduced financial incentives aimed at boosting the Polish audiovisual industry. Although the programme is not directed only to foreign [...]

Poland

Poland

10 May 2018

Poland adopted new law on the promotion of investments

As an implementation of the Strategy on the Responsible Development of Poland, a new law on the promotion of investments has been adopted by the Parliament and signed by the President. Its main goal is to substitute the existing incentive [...]

Poland

Poland

09 Dec 2016

Blocks the sale of local heating and electricity assets owned by France's utility EDF for energy security reasons

The Polish Ministry of Energy announced to block the sale of local heating and electricity assets currently owned by France's utility EDF. The decision is based on energy security reasons and is part of a broader strategy to reduce [...]

Poland

Poland

14 Apr 2016

New rules for the purchase of agricultural and forest land

On 14 April 2016, the Parliament adopted (i) the "Act on Suspending the Acquisition of Properties of the State Treasury Agricultural Resources" and (ii) the "Act on the Change of the Forest Act". The legislation introduces stricter [...]

Poland

Poland

24 Jul 2015

Parliament adopts legislation concerning the control of investments in strategic sectors

On 24 July the Parliament of Poland adopted the "Act of 24 July 2015 on the control of certain investments". Under the law, any investor planning to buy a stake of 20 percent or higher in a so-called strategic Polish company will need [...]

Poland

Poland

05 Jul 2011

Promotes FDI in hi-tech sectors

On 5 July 2011, the Council of Ministers adopted the "Programme to support investments of high importance to the Polish economy for 2011-2020" prepared by the Ministry of Economy. The aim of the programme is to increase innovation [...]

Poland

Poland

31 May 2011

Sells shares of largest coking coal producer

In June, the Government sold its 33 percent stake in Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW), the European Union's largest coking coal producer, through an initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). The company was valued [...]

Poland

Poland

07 Oct 2010

Sold 10 percent of its largest utility (PGE)

The Government of Poland sold 10 percent of its largest utility (PGE) in the open market. [...]

Poland

Poland

30 Apr 2010

Privatization of insurance company

The Government of Poland, together with Eureko, a Dutch insurer, sold a 30 percent stake in PZU, central Europe's largest insurance company in an 8bn zlotys IPO, the largest in Europe since December 2007. About 20 percent of Poland's [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 94