PM rejects bogus job claims about his sister

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Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, had dismissed newspaper allegations that his sister had a full-time “fictitious” job while at the same time holding down her actual job.

On Monday, the national daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran an article in which it claimed Morawiecki's sister, Anna Morawiecka, was employed in a "non-existent position" in the local government office of the south-western town of Trzebnica in 2019.

Asked about the article at a press conference on Monday, Morawiecki said he was convinced his sister's work was "real," and suggested that legal action could be taken.

"I believe this work was real, but in view of the presented information the sides will probably meet in court, where the truth will be able to see the light of day," Morawiecki said, adding that this was the only way to counter "insinuations."