On 9 March 2017 the Sejm adopted a bill on changes several acts aimed to facilitate enforcement of claims. The Bill has been already submitted to the Senat. Here is the link to monitor the legislature process: http://www.sejm.gov.pl/Sejm8.nsf/PrzebiegProc.xsp?id=0005F2CF5C05B212C125809D00472325
The adopted Act is an element of a package of facilitates for entrepreneurs “#100 Changes for Companies”.
In the reasoning of the draft it was pointed out that the offered changes aim to improve and facilitate enforcement of receivables. The Act stipulates an increase of the value of the dispute in simplified civil procedure from 10,000 PLN to 20,000 PLN, creating Register of Statutory Charges, improvement of operating of the Economic Information Bureau, prolongation of the period of expiration of the injunctive relief after the judgment as to the merits becomes final, from 1 moth to 2 months. The regulation defines an act of unfair competition as communicating by the creditor economic information to the economic information bureau with violation of the Act from 9 April 2010 on Disclosure of Economic Information and Exchange Data or if the creditor did not demand an update or removal of economic information despite his duty to do that. If the economic information bureau does not remove or update information in case it is obligatory, it is considered as an act of unfair competition as well. The Act implements changes also into group action procedure (model of class action in Poland), it extends the variety of cases which can be recognized in group proceedings, e.g. to claims for improper performance of the contract or unjust enrichment.
The act is expected to come into force on 1 June 2017.