Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin became the chairman of the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers, according to the order of the Prime Minister. He replaced the head of the government, Mateusz Morawiecki.
According to the new ordinance of December 30, published in the Monitor Polski, there is no Prime Minister in the composition of the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers. The vice-president is the vice-president of the Council of Ministers, the minister of agriculture and rural development.
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The remaining members of the committee are: the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers, the minister for the European Union, the minister of finance, the minister of funds and regional policy, the minister of infrastructure, the minister of climate and the environment, the minister of family and social policy, the minister of development and technology, the representative of the Prime Minister in the rank of the secretary of state or undersecretary of state in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, and the government plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.
According to the previously binding ordinance, the chairman of the Committee was the Prime Minister; and the only vice-chairman – the head of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers. The Minister of Assets was only a member of the committee. The new composition of the Economic Committee does not include the deputy prime minister, minister of culture, national heritage and sport. There were also no ministers for: development, labor and technology, as well as digitization, as well as finance, funds and regional policy – these ministries were either liquidated or transformed. Pursuant to the ordinance, the Committee is an auxiliary body of the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister. His tasks include ensuring, inter alia, ensuring coordination, actions and decisions in matters relating to the economy, public finances, country development or in matters with anticipated financial effects in the amount exceeding PLN 500 million per year, and recommending the Council of Ministers or the Prime Minister of proposals in this regard.
Main photo source: PAP / Tomasz Gzell