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President Andrzej Duda pardoned two former CBA agents convicted in the so-called land scandal – TVN24 found out. Earlier in the day, the president attracted the attention of journalists with his behavior in the Sejm during the speech of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski. We got to know the unofficial PiS candidates for the European Parliament. In turn, Deputy Minister of National Defense Cezary Tomczyk talked about the discovery of criminal “procedure” at the Ministry of National Defense during the PiS government. Here are five things to know on Friday, April 26.

1. The President pardoned two former CBA agents

President Andrzej Duda pardoned two former CBA agents convicted in the so-called land scandal – TVN24 found out.

In the same case, Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik were previously convicted by the court and then pardoned by the president.

READ ALSO: TVN24: the president pardoned two former CBA agents convicted in the so-called land scandal

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2. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs speaks, the president reacts

On Thursday morning, Andrzej Duda listened to the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski, in the Sejm, giving an exposé on Poland's foreign policy for this year. The president's reactions at various moments during the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' speech were clearly visible. The president was talking to aides and staring at the tablet.

– I must say that I was surprised and very disappointed, especially at the beginning, of Minister Sikorski's speech – he said at a press conference after the foreign minister's expose.

READ ALSO: The head of diplomacy speaks, the president's emotions are clearly visible

Andrzej Duda PAP/Leszek Szymański

3. Unofficial PiS candidates for the European Parliament

Former president of TVP Jacek Kurski, former head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration Mariusz Kamiński and former president of Orlen Daniel Obajtek are among the top candidates on the PiS electoral lists for the European Parliament – according to unofficial information from Arleta Zalewska, a reporter of “Fakty” TVN.

The Law and Justice authorities deliberated on the creation of these lists on Thursday afternoon. PiS president Jarosław Kaczyński admitted during a press conference that “the lists are generally approved.” However, he did not officially reveal which names of PiS politicians were included on them.

READ ALSO: What “ones” will PiS present to the European Parliament? Unofficial information from the reporter of “Fakty” TVN

4. Over seven million euros in fines for Poland

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday that Poland had not taken the necessary steps to implement EU whistleblower protection rules.

The CJEU imposed a financial penalty on our country of over seven million euros. The family ministry emphasized that the verdict is a consequence of the “negligence of the PiS government.” There is already a draft bill in the Sejm.

READ ALSO: Over seven million euros in fines for Poland

5. “Proceder” at the Ministry of National Defense

The most important collaborators of Minister Mariusz Błaszczak stole valuable items that were supposed to be officially presented to the most important ministers of foreign countries – said Deputy Minister of National Defense Cezary Tomczyk.

The Military Counterintelligence Service referred the case to the Military Police, who contacted the prosecutor's office to notify them of a reasonable suspicion of committing a crime, he said.

READ ALSO: “Proceder” at the Ministry of National Defense. Tomczyk: gifts for foreign guests went to Błaszczak's associates

Main photo source: TVN24



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