On December 12, 2022, the first industry meeting of POLISH TELEHEALTH ALLIANCE 2022 will take place in the building of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, where the most important entities operating on this market, together with representatives of public administration, will try to find an answer to the question of ‘Why telemedicine is not widely available in within the framework of benefits guaranteed in Poland’.
The event is a closed working conference, organized by the environment of telemedicine companies and addressed to entities from the telemedicine market. Among the organizers there are companies such as: Clebre, Medapp, Nestmedic, Pro-PLUS, Sidly, Telemedycyna Polska. During the event, participants will discuss patients’ access to telemedicine solutions, identify market blockers and work out joint actions with the Ministry of Health, the National Health Fund and the Medical Research Agency, aimed at market development and implementation.
Undoubtedly, scientific and technical cooperation is one of the most important issues in the development process. Research in this area allows for further development , to a greater or lesser extent, of the whole society, even in the field of exact sciences, such as biology, as exemplified by the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
The aforementioned research may be based on the smooth cooperation of many countries, organizations, such as the European Union, which, however, under the Lisbon Treaty , which gives it legal personality, can be treated as a state, i.e. in the same way as Poland or the United States, whose scientific and technical cooperation is based on, among others Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United States of America on scientific and technological cooperation, signed in Washington on April 23, 2018.
Recommendations for influencers regarding the marking of advertisements in Poland
The popular problems of the top brands of the influencing industry in the USA show, in a nutshell, the direction in which the legal status of counteracting unfair practices in the field of advertising labeling by influencers will certainly evolve in Poland as well. Current American press titles draw attention to – as it turns out – quite restrictive approach of regulators to the phenomenon of promoting the most modern financial and investment services by people known but not related to the “crypto, CFD and PRIIP market”, which is more and more frequent also in Poland and common in the USA based on high risk and modern virtual access to the capital and virtual market. This is because we are talking about promoting trading platforms, created with the possibilities of distributed protocol technology in the Fintech sector in mind. Thanks to the wide reach of well-known people, the influencers’ promotion of such services is aimed at reaching the mass circle of end users who, by definition, do not have specialist knowledge about the principles of risk and the potential threats of investing in not only the well-known so-called cryptocurrency, but also in financial derivatives with the help of CFDs, leverage and methods of leveraging investment potential as part of a massive number of distributed maps of individual investors.
The case of “Kim Kardashian” and the legality of influencer promotion of financial and virtual market instruments
The Polish General Inspector of Financial Information (GIFI) is the main element of the Polish system of counteracting money laundering and financing of terrorism. In the performance of its statutory tasks, the GIFI is assisted by the Polish Financial Information Department of the Ministry of Finance. The GIFI, together with the Department, is considered a financial intelligence unit as defined in the regulations of the European Union.
The Polish General Inspector of Financial Information accepts reports of actual or potential violations of the provisions on counteracting money laundering and terrorist financing from employees, former employees of obligated institutions or other persons who perform or performed activities for the obligated institutions on a basis other than an employment relationship.
From the beginning of 2023, products containing herbs or dried hemp intended for vaporization will be subject to excise duty in Poland. The same applies to glycerin or glycol solutions, which are apparently sold as fireplace inserts or air fresheners, although they are used in e-cigarettes.
The changes are envisaged in the already published draft amendment to the Excise Duty Act and certain other acts. The amendments assume, inter alia, entry into force of the obligation to keep electronic excise records and documentation a year later than planned, i.e. on January 1, 2024. Changes to the definition of e-cigarette fluid and innovative products were not announced in the list of legislative works.