Polish PM denies media allegations of property scam

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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has rebuffed newspaper allegations of his family's involvement in a property swindle.

The Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper has linked the prime minister and his wife, Iwona Morawiecka, to property transactions in Wroclaw. One of the allegations contained in a series of articles published by the paper is that the family may have profited from selling property it originally bought at an undervalued price.

On Monday, the paper linked Morawiecki to further property transactions made during his time as CEO of Bank Zachodni WBK (BZ WBK) when some of the bank's real estate assets were sold off.

"The article by 'Gazeta Wyborcza' is full of rather pyramidal innuendo and fabrications," Morawiecki told a press conference in Swiercze, central Poland, on Tuesday.

Asked whether, as the BZ WBK's CEO, he had any influence on decisions related to the sale of real estate owned by the bank, and if making his wife's assets public would not help clear any doubts Morawiecki said: "I would advise you to read the statement of Bank Santander (previously known as BZ WBK - PAP) regarding who makes decisions and how they are made when the sale of real estate is concerned."