Today’s news round-up in Poland

Today’s news round-up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – Stanislaw Zaryn, a senior security official, has criticised Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform (PO), Poland's largest opposition party, for saying he would liquidate the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), if in power, the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported on Tuesday. Zaryn said Tusk was applying pressure to those who were fighting corruption in public life. He also said that PO seemed to "have a problem with the CBA." – The US State Department has expressed its concerns that a committee set up to examine possible Russian influence over Polish public affairs, the broadcaster TVN24 reported. The State Department said in a statement that the commission, established by a new law signed by the Polish president Andrzej Duda on Monday, could interfere with free and fair elections in Poland. – Politicians from the governing United Right coalition are "delighted" by President Duda's decision to sign into law legislation establishing a commission to investigate alleged Russian influence on public life in Poland. One said, referring to this year's general election, that the decision "brings us a step closer to victory." The paper added that the commission could be used to bring the alleged failings of Donald Tusk, the opposition leader who was prime minister between 2007-2014, to young voters. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that a new commission that will investigate apparent Russian influence on Polish affairs could start work before this autumn's general election, but any appeals to the courts against its decisions will take place after the election. The commission could have the power to ban people from a public office that has power over a budget for up to ten years.