The National Center for Research and Development spends annually as much as Łódź or Wrocław – PLN 5 billion. Subsidies under the “Fast Track” are absolute theft, taking money for their own – said Dariusz Joński, an MP from the Civic Coalition, who carried out the inspection at the NCBR on TVN24.
Members of the Civic Coalition MPs Michał Szczerba and Dariusz Joński carried out control at the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR). Their attention was drawn to two companies that received a total of 178 million in the “Fast Track” competition. PLN 55 million was awarded to a 26-year-old who founded the company after the announcement of the recruitment for the competition with the share capital of PLN 5,000. PLN 123 million went to a company from Bialystok, which – according to the deputies – has been loss-making every year since its establishment in 2020. According to the deputies, “there is a legitimate suspicion that the competition has been rigged.”
Last week The Central Anti-Corruption Bureau has started an inspection at the National Center for Research and Development.
Ionian: absolute theft, there will be more such stories
Dariusz Joński was a guest of “Rozmowy Piaseckiego” on TVN24 on Monday. – This is absolute theft, extortion of money for their own. There are people marked by the coalition partner PiSpeople from PiS, people who know what to do with this money – he said.
He stated that “not many people know about this institution, but it spends as much annually as the city of Łódź or Wrocław – five billion zlotys”.
– In my opinion, it was building companies on poles. There is another company that has been recommended for funding for almost PLN 4 million, and the project is extremely interesting, but certainly not innovative. This is the personalization of fairy tales. You can send a photo of your daughter or son to the company and you will get one of two personalized fairy tales with a (pasted – ed.) face, Joński informed.
He announced that “this is the third story, and there will be more.” – There are more and more such companies – where the National Court Registers are suddenly confused, it is not known where they are located, they have a share capital of 5,000 – there are more and more. Someone allowed it, someone agreed to distribute money in this way – stressed the TVN24 guest.
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