Wednesday, October 4, 2023

A commission will investigate Polish policy towards Russia of previous governments

He Polish President,andrej dudaOn this Monday confirmed the creation of a commission of inquiry in effect Russia in previous officers. after being approved by Parliament and rejected by the Senate, it was up to the President’s decision whether to apply and Duda announced in the presidential palace warsaw His approval, arguing that “the possibility of Russian influence requires explanation … and the Polish people should know how their representatives have acted on issues of great importance during the past two decades.”

Once its construction is approved, parliamentary committee Russia’s influence in Polish governments between 2007 and 2022 will be formed on the proposal of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party executive chairman, mateusz moraviecki, and eight MPs of his choice. Its official purpose would be to clarify the Kremlin’s possible interference in Polish politics of those years and to punish “those responsible for acting under Russia’s influence to the detriment of Polish interests”. Its powers would entail imposing a disqualification for the exercise of public office, without the possibility of appeal, access to state funds for 10 years for those convicted.

If they do not cooperate, they can be fined 11,000 euros, requiring attendance as often as necessary and will have the right to access classified documents, order minutes and collect evidence, despite being a parliamentarian. and non-judicial nature. It could pursue the signing of import contracts with Russian companies or the concession of public projects to Moscow-linked individuals or companies.

Its first report is expected on 17 September, in the midst of the election campaign, and the opposition believes it is an unconstitutional project and that ‘Lex Tusk’ clearly designed to discredit the leader of the opposition and the leader of the centrist Civic Platform (PO) Donald Tuskwhom the PiS accused of being too soft on Russia when he was prime minister between 2007 and 2014.

Tusk has agreed to gas purchase contracts and it can now be tried. In September 2022, the deputy minister of Agriculture from Poland, Janusz Kowalski, assured that the purpose of this commission would be to “bring the pro-Russian Tusk before a court and put him in jail.” President of the Polish ruling party, Jaroslav KaczynskiFor its part, it declared in April last year that the government headed by Tusk had “covered up” the 2010 Smolensk accident, in which Jarosław’s brother, then-president Lech Kaczynski, with the aim of facilitating a “terrible reconciliation with Russia” and 95 other Polish political figures were, in his view, “murdered”.

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