Saturday, December 2, 2023

Windmills Act scandal -nobody wants to admit to writing it. "Fingers are pointing" at Civic Platform

For eight years, the Civic Platform (PO) was complaining to the EU that the governing party, Law and Justice (PiS), was breaking the Rule of Law. The complaints resulted in all kinds of financial penalties, including a permanent hold on the post-pandemic package to revive the economy, which was successfully used in the election campaign against PiS. Now, when they won the majority in the Sejm, the first thing they did was attempt to push through the changes to the existing Windmill Act. The changes were pushed to "protect energy consumers," but they seem to be both unconstitutional and outright illegal.

How bad are those changes? It's bad enough that nobody wants to admit to writing it, including those who supported it and placed their signatures under it. 

Former Prime Minister Beata Szydlo wrote on social media: 

"MP Paulina Hennig-Kloska now claims that 'Ie received a draft from Borys Budka (PO) with a request for consultations, but the main author is the Civic Platform'. Is it true, @bbudka, @donaldtusk?" - Borys Budka and Donald Tusk are the leaders of the Civic Platform (PO).

"PO is keeping quiet on this matter, but the coalition partners are now pointing fingers at you. #WindScandal" - wrote the former PM.

- Based on reporting by Dorzeczy(.)pl.