Friday, December 15, 2023

Poland: Donald Tusk wants to dismiss the head of the Anticorruption Bureau

Niezalezna(.)pl: The new government is particularly interested in removing the head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA), Col. Andrzej Stróżny, although the law does not allow it. Despite this, Donald Tusk decided to take the steps toward this goal. According to "Rzeczpospolita", the case may end up in the prosecutor's office and court.

On Thursday, Radio Zet reported that the head of the CBA, Col. Stróżny, refused to sign his resignation and was to tell the current minister-coordinator of secret services, Tomasz Siemoniak, that he "sees no basis to shorten the term of office, which lasts 4 years and expires in May 2024.

The former deputy minister-coordinator of secret services, Stanisław Żaryn, commented on the matter on Twitter.

- The media write that the government has already tried to force the head of the CBA to resign. The dismissal of the head of the CBA is precisely described in the Act on the CBA. None of the premises holds. The office should function and the Chief should finish his term. The CBA is a very important institution and should operate normally - wrote Żaryn.

On Thursday, reported that Maciej Klepacz, deputy head of the Bureau when it was headed by Paweł Wojtunik, is being prepared to become the new head of the CBA.