Kierunki działań polskiego rządu w okresie globalnego kryzysu finansowego
The article discusses the intervention function of the state in the time of changing busi- ness cycle. It seems justified for the state to take action when the business cycle is slowing down, and especially during crisis. The global financial crisis that appeared in 2008 forced particular national governments, including those in the EU member states, to introduce schemes protecting against its impacts. In Poland, both the central government and the National Bank of Poland launched an anti- crisis package between the end of 2008 and July 2009. Its goals range from guaranteeing the reliability of the banking system, protection of jobs, and creation of a friendly climate for enterprises to stimulating domestic demand. The package has introduced new legal solutions, whose advantageous effects could be observed in the first six months of 2009. They are confirmed by the basic macroeconomic indicators, primarily the positive value of GDP. The article analyses the situation of Poland's economy in the years 2007–2009 based on ma- croeconomic data and presents the legal solutions implemented by the Polish government to counteract the impacts of the global crisis.