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A commission will investigate the Polish policy of previous governments towards Russia


he polish president,Andrey DudaOn Monday, it approved the establishment of a commission to investigate influence Russia in former executives. After being approved by Parliament The Senate rejected it, and adopted a presidential decision whether or not to enter into force and proclaimed Duda in the presidential palace in Warsaw his sentence, arguing that “the possibility of Russian influence requires clarification… and the Polish people should know how their representatives have acted on issues of great importance over the past two decades.”

Once its creation is approved, the Parliamentary committee On Russia’s influence in Polish governments between 2007 and 2022 It will be created on the proposal of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) and will be formed from Head of the executive branchAnd Matthews Morawieckiand eight parliamentarians of their choice. Its formal aim would be to clarify the possible interference of the Kremlin in Polish politics in those years and to punish “those responsible for acting under the influence of Russia to the detriment of Polish interests”. Among its powers is the imposition of ineligibility to exercise public office, which means access to state funds for a period of 10 years for those found guilty, without the possibility of appeal.

It may also require the appearance, as far as it deems necessary, of the person being investigated, under a fine of €11,000 if they do not cooperate and will be given access to confidential documents, request minutes and gather evidence, despite the parliamentary session and its non-judicial nature. It may pursue the signing of import contracts with Russian companies or concession public projects to persons or companies associated with Moscow.

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Its first report is expected to be issued on September 17, in the midst of the electoral campaign, and the opposition believes that it is an unconstitutional project and that this “Lex Tusk” It was expressly designed to discredit the leader of the opposition and the leader of the centre Civic Podium (PO) Donald Tuskwhom the Law and Justice party accuses of being too soft on Russia when he was prime minister between 2007 and 2014.

Tusk agreed to the gas purchase contracts and can now be prosecuted for it. In September 2022, it was released Deputy Minister Agriculture from Poland, Janusz Kowalski, asserting that the goal of this commission would be to “bring the pro-Russian Tusk to court and put him in jail.” the head of the ruling Polish party, Jaroslav Kaczynskiwho announced in April last year for his part that the government headed by Tusk “covered up” with the aim of facilitating a “horrific reconciliation with Russia” over the 2010 Smolensk incident, in which then-president Lech Kaczynski, brother of Yaroslav and 95 other Polish political figures, were killed in His opinion, “She was killed.”

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