Successive managers of state-owned companies made payments to the account of Law and Justice in February, according to the list published on the group’s website. These are payments in the amount of PLN 25,000 and PLN 20,000. This year, amounts exceeding PLN 10,000, which should be included in the register, were credited to the account of the ruling party by eleven people associated with the authorities of state-owned companies.
On February 10 this year, he donated PLN 25,000 to Law and Justice Tomasz Gontarz – results from this year’s list, which was posted on the group’s website. Gontarz is a board member of a state-owned company PKP Intercity.
He made a payment of PLN 20,000 on February 22 Miroslaw Jamrozyvice-president of Enea Measurements for organizational matters.
Radosław Karbowski, who analyzes political data, drew attention to the new payments for PiS on Twitter.
Payments to the PiS account – January
Also in January on PiS account received funds from managers associated with state-owned companiesas reported by tvn24.pl, referring to Wirtualna Polska.
As of January 2, there are five payments in the statement. Vice President of the Management Board for Strategy and Development at Tauron Patrick Demski transferred PLN 40,000. The payment of PLN 30,000 comes from Lechosław Rojewski, Vice-President of the Management Board for Finance at PGE. Member of the management board for communication and marketing in Orlen Adam Burak transferred PLN 45,000.
On the same day, the PiS party account also received PLN 40,000 from Tomasz Hryniewicz, who at the time of the payment was Vice-President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty SA and President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Puławy (he no longer holds both functions). He paid PLN 45,000 Pawel MajewskiPresident of the Enea Group.
In the following days, the ruling party’s account received transfers from successive managers associated with Zakłady Azotowe Puławy SA, Bank Pekao, Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka SA and Lotos Kolej. Darius DumkiewiczDeputy President of the Management Board for Trade and Investments in Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka SA, Darius Puchalawho is listed in the National Court Register as a member of the management board of Lotos Kolej i Jacek JaniszekVice-President of the Management Board of Zakłady Azotowe Puławy SA each paid PLN 25,000.
The record amount in the entire statement, PLN 50,000, was transferred by Piotr ZborowskiVice-President of the Management Board of Bank Pekao, who oversees the strategy department there.
Eleven payments over PLN 10,000 this year, which should be included in the register, total PLN 370,000.
Funding of political parties
Since July last year, political parties have been obliged to publish a statement of payments made to their accounts. According to Art. 25 of the Act on Political Parties, every Polish citizen who has a permanent place of residence in the country may donate funds to a political party.
The total sum of payments from a natural person, excluding membership fees, may not exceed 15 times the minimum remuneration for work in one year. As counted by HR, this year, with the increase minimum wagethe maximum transfer can be PLN 52,350.
“In company with PiS”
Journalist tvn24.pl Grzegorz Łakomski and Dariusz Kubik from the editorial office of “Czarno na Białej” analyzed the financing of the election campaigns of PiS candidates in the last elections to the European Parliament. They found that a significant part of these campaigns was financed by persons holding managerial positions in government-dependent companies and state institutions dependent on PiS.
– This is legal, indeed, but these are probably not the values we would expect from politicians – commented on TVN24 lawyer and activist Krzysztof Izdebski, expert of the Foundation for them. Stefan Batory and Open Spending EU Coalition.
According to him, “this is not the only criterion that politicians should have, namely that they act in accordance with the law.” He reminded that “Law and Justice went to the elections in 2015 under the sign of sanation “, as well as ” talking a lot about ethics, about the fact that certain standards must be respected.
tvn24.pl, Wirtualna Polska
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