Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl - Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's acting prime minister, is to present his government this coming Friday or Monday, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita quoted an informed source as saying. According to the newspaper's conversations with politicians of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Morawiecki wants to max out the deadlines available to him so that the more likely government already agreed upon by three opposition parties takes over as late as possible, likely in mid-December. Morawiecki's new cabinet is to be presented to a vote of confidence in parliament, but its chances are slim. Nevertheless, the vote could become a founding myth for PiS as the now opposition party, Rzeczpospolita wrote.
TVN24.pl – In an interview with the private broadcaster TVN24, Izabela Leszczyna, a senior Civic Coalition politician who is set to become a new health minister in the Donald Tusk government, declined to confirm the nomination, but said the health ministry is a priority for her party. "PiS (the ruling Law and Justice party - PAP) has totally neglected public services; there's a lot to be done, including in healthcare."
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported on a draft parliamentary resolution prepared by the outgoing ruling party, the EU-critical Law and Justice (PiS), in which it voices disagreement to any changes in EU treaties as proposed by a European Parliament commission, saying such changes would violate Poland's constitution and limit Poland's freedom in taking certain decisions.
Wyborcza.pl – The Sejm, the lower house of parliament, is to focus on setting up parliamentary committees for the new Sejm term this week, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The three parties that have reached an agreement to form a pro-EU coalition government will not hurry with reversing the outgoing ruling party Law and Justice's judicial reforms just yet as they are waiting for their government to be appointed, which may not happen before mid-December.