Nightlife in Warsaw--Web Extra of Poland: The Royal Tour

Friday, April 5, 2019

Decommunization at Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is done! "Justice has been done"

"Labor relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expired yesterday with people working or cooperating with the communist secret police," said under secretary of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andrzej Papierz. The amendment to the Foreign Service Act and the Act on Disclosure of Information on Documents of State Security Authorities from 1944-1990 assumes, among others, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not be able to employ people who between July 22, 1944 and July 31, 1990 were employed or served in state security organs or collaborated with them.

The purpose of the new regulations was to extend the lustration obligation to "all categories of employees employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish foreign branches, as well as in units supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". President Andrzej Duda signed the amendment to the act earlier this year.

The purpose of the new regulations was to extend the lustration obligation to "all categories of employees employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish foreign branches, as well as in units supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". President Andrzej Duda signed the amendment to the act earlier this year. 

-- Translation of text in Niezalezna.pl