Today, the Senate is starting a session, during which it is to deal with, inter alia, the anti-TVN law. On Monday, the Senate committees of Culture and Media, Human Rights, Rule of Law and Petitions, and the Legislative Committee called for the rejection of this amendment in its entirety.
The Senate, which starts its two-day meeting on Thursday, will deal with the amendment to the Broadcasting Act. According to the authors of the amendment, PiS MPs, its purpose is to tighten and clarify the applicable regulations. In the opinion of many observers, journalists and the opposition, the novel is aimed at the TVN Group, whose shareholder is the American Discovery concern.
On Monday, the Senate committees: Culture and Media, Human Rights, Rule of Law and Petitions, and the Legislative Committee rejection of this amendment in its entirety. The head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland, Paweł Szrot, asked on Monday in Radio Zet about Andrzej Duda’s position on the amendment, emphasized that the president announced that he was ready to veto this law in its present form.
The Senate will deal with the salaries of politicians
The Senate’s agenda is also a draft resolution commemorating the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It will also deal with the amendment to the act on the remuneration of persons holding state executive positions, which provides for a 40 percent increase in the president’s remuneration, an increase in the amount of allowances for councilors by 60 percent and an increase in the remuneration of local government employees.
It will also deal with the amendment to the act on health care services financed from public funds. The aim of the regulation is to accelerate the achievement of 6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for health in 2023, and to define a path for further growth to 7 percent of GDP in 2027.
Main photo source: M.Marchlewska- Wilczak / Kancelaria Senatu.