Former Deputy Prime Minister, current Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Jadwiga Emilewicz was asked by TVN24 on Sunday about a new job for her husband in a state-owned company – the company has already commented on it publicly. I have nothing more to add on this matter, she said. She did not answer questions about the competence of her husband, who is a political scientist by profession. TVN24 also tried to ask Emilewicz questions on Monday during a visit to Poznań.
Marcin Emilewicz, husband of the former deputy prime minister and current deputy minister of funds and regional policy Jadwiga Emilewiczas Wirtualna Polska reported in July, he got a job at Orlen Asfalt. He became a member of the supervisory board. Orlen announced that “he was appointed to the position (…) on May 8, 2023”. WP noted that the company immediately indicated that “he meets the formal criteria provided for members of supervisory boards of companies with State Treasury shareholding”.
Emilewicz was asked about her husband’s new job by TVN24 on Sunday. When asked if there was a conflict of interest in this case, she replied that “the company has already commented on it publicly.” “I have nothing more to add to this,” she said.
When asked what qualifications her husband, who is a political scientist by profession, has to hold such a position, she did not answer.
On Monday, during Emilewicz’s visit to the emerging Central Integrated Clinical Hospital in Poznań, the TVN24 journalist also tried to ask the deputy minister about a job for her husband. She did not answer and walked away from reporters. – You answered the questions of other editorial offices, and you are running away from us – said the reporter, following Emilievcz. – I replied to your editors on this topic yesterday at 10.30. I think a one-time answer should be enough for you, she said.
Szczebra: this shows how much they collect these positions
Opposition politicians commented on the case in the Sejm. – You can say how in this old film Mrs. Emilewicz can say: “my husband of the profession is a director, now he works in Asphalt”. You can also say that it shows how much they collect those positions that are associated with gigantic money just before elections. I have the impression that in PiS However, there is a fire that they believe that they are still able to get new functions and new money for these two or three months, assessed Michał Szczerba, MP from the Civic Coalition.
Motyka: if there is any hole in a state-owned company, there is already a person associated with PiS politicians
– You can say that this is a job to wipe away tears for Mrs Emilewicz and her family – said the spokesman PSL Milosz Motyka. – After all these ups, but more often falls, Mrs. Emilewicz in the government and those factions of Law and Justice got such a scrap for her family, a scrap for her, but which shows the philosophy of the rule of Law and Justice. If there is any space, any hole in a state-owned company, where you can earn money, where you can eat your fill, there is already a PiS politician or a person associated with PiS politicians. That’s their philosophy, he said.
In a July publication, Wirtualna Polska reminded that “Newsweek” revealed in 2020 that Marcin Emilewicz first got a job in the PZU fund, and then a job in 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,” WP reported.
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