President Andrzej Duda will not take into account the recommendation of a commission investigating alleged Russian influence on Polish internal security that Donald Tusk must not be in charge of Poland's security, a presidential aide has said.
Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who is tipped to return to office, said on Wednesday that the decision by a committee examining Russian influence on Polish affairs to recommend that he have no public role in the security of the state "reeks of politics.”
The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, which is now dominated by the opposition, has recalled the members of a state commission set up to investigate alleged Russian influence on Polish internal security in 2007-2022.
Poland's prime minister has said if opposition figures were unafraid of a commission set up to investigate Russian influence in the past, they should allow it to do its work rather than hinder it.
A commission to investigate alleged Russian influence on Polish internal security has recommended that Donald Tusk should be excluded from public office responsible for state security.
With its head already appointed, the commission established to investigate past Russian influence in Polish affairs will hold its first sitting prior to the general election on October 15, a commission member has said.
Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform, the main opposition (PO) party, has said the governing party has “capitulated” after it announced that a commission intended to investigate alleged Russian influence over Poland’s internal security would not be appointed before the October 15 general election.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, on Wednesday signed into law a new amended act creating a special body to investigate alleged Russian influences on Polish governments.
The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution criticising a Polish law that establishes a commission to investigate alleged Russian influence on Poland's internal security in 2007-2022 and an amendment to the election law.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said on Thursday that it was necessary to take steps if the country’s Constitutional Tribunal was failing to function as it should.
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