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Employer group mounts constitutional challenge to new state holiday


The Polish Confederation of Private Employers (PKPP) Lewiatan on 19 January challenged before the Constitutional Court the law that established a new state holiday on 6 January (celebrated by the Catholic Church as the Three Kings Day), effective from 1 January 2011. The Confederation questions the constitutionality of the process that led to the law’s enactment in November, claiming that it ought to have been consulted with the Vatican. But its criticism of the law centres on the cost for the economy, which it estimates at PLN 1bn (approx. €258m) a year.

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