Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Shame on EU: The Minister of Culture dismissed the presidents of TVP, Polskie Radio and PAP

Dorzeczy(.)pl: A new Minister of Culture Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz dismissed the presidents of Polish Public Television (TVP), Polish Public Radio and Polish Press Agency (PAP). 

New management boards of the companies were elected by new supervisory boards appointed by the minister.

"On December 19, 2023, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, as the body exercising the ownership rights of the State Treasury, which holds 100% of shares in companies, dismissed the current presidents of the Management Boards of Telewizja Polska SA, Polish Radio SA and the Polish Press Agency SA and the Council. Supervisory Boards. The Minister appointed new Supervisory Boards of the above-mentioned companies, which appointed new Management Boards of the companies," we read in the ministry's announcement published on Wednesday.

"The necessity for this type of action and the justification were determined by the resolution of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of December 19, 2023 on the restoration of legal order and the impartiality and reliability of the public media and the Polish Press Agency," the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage said in a statement.

It was explained that the decision to dismiss the current authorities and appoint new ones was made at the general shareholders' meetings by the owners of the companies, represented by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, who "has full autonomy in making such decisions."

Shame on the European Union which criticized and financially punished previous government for not following the EU's interpretation of the "rule-of-law" and now pretending that nothing is happening. Yesterday, their favorite politician asked everyone to tighten their seat belts because there will be personnel changes and magically shareholders' meetings all over the country are changing the leadership of the public media organizations. Chri...,  oh I am sorry, a Holliday Miracle.