Marcin Emilewicz, husband of former Deputy Prime Minister and current Deputy Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz, got a job at Orlen Asfalt, informs Wirtualna Polska. It is not known how much he will earn in his new position. – This is a typical example of a family on its own – comments Izabela Leszczyna from KO. Kazimierz Smoliński sees nothing wrong with Emilewicz’s husband’s new job. – At the moment there is no problem with employment, everyone can work in private business and in the state – explains the PiS MP.
“According to the National Court Register, Marcin Emilewicz has just become a member of the supervisory board of Orlen Asfalt. The information was confirmed by the press office of PKN Orlen in correspondence with Wirtualna Polska. Emilewicz is a political scientist by profession,” reads the WP article.
A new job for husband Emilewicz
“Marcin Emilewicz was appointed to the position (…) on May 8, 2023” – explains Orlen. As WP notes, the company immediately points out that “he meets the formal criteria provided for members of supervisory boards of companies with State Treasury shareholding”.
“Orlen indicates that the husband of the former deputy prime minister has the appropriate state exam and ‘experience and competences guaranteeing the proper performance of duties'” – reports WP.
WP writes that PKN Orlen has not disclosed the amount of money the husband will earn in the new position Jadwiga Emilewicz.
The portal reminds that “Newsweek” in 2020 revealed that Marcin Emilewicz first got a job at the PZU fund, and then a job at Orlen. There, he became an expert in regulatory risk management responsible for the area of European regulations.
“PKN Orlen did not explain whether Emilewicz was combining two jobs or resigned for the benefit of the supervisory board,” reports WP.
“Orlen Asfalt is one of the largest suppliers of asphalt binder used in the production of road surfaces in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s products are sold annually in over 40 countries around the world. According to the financial statements for 2022, the company earned PLN 34.5 million in profit,” we read.
Comments of politicians
– In Poland, there are dozens of people, men and women, who are well-educated and meet all the conditions to sit on the supervisory board of PKN Orlen’s daughter company. By a strange coincidence, this lucky fate befell the husband of Jadwiga Emilewicz, who once betrayed Prime Minister Gowin and became Deputy Prime Minister herself. She later left with PiS and maybe she blackmailed PiS that they are all deputy ministers and she is an ordinary MP and if PiS wants her to continue voting, it is for her a portfolio for a minister who is currently doing nothing, and for her husband maybe a better company than the one he had before. This is a typical example of a family on its PiS project for the party and for Poland – said Izabela Leszczyna from KO.
Kazimierz Smoliński from PiS, on the other hand, said that “there is always a double approach, whether our families are to work in state-owned companies or in private business.” – There is no problem with employment at the moment. There is no fight like in the past, under the previous government, when there were 12-13 percent. unemployment, it was indeed an advantage that you could find a job in this state-owned business. At the moment there is no problem with employment, everyone can work in private business and in the state, so this problem, in my opinion, should not exist. Let me remind you that salaries in state-owned companies are lower than 10 years ago – he said.
– After the elections, it is necessary to ensure that there are clear and clean rules in Poland when it comes to nominations in state-owned companies. Open competitions to end the situation when state-owned companies are perceived by Poles as a trough, which is used by those in power. This is our common property, it is good that it exists, but it is necessary to ensure that the standards for managing common property are modern and European, not from the 1990s, said the leader of the Left, Adrian Zandberg.
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