“Lex Tusk” is the sovietization of law and political life in Poland. We cannot agree to this – assessed Łukasz Kohut, MEP of the Left, in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24. He added that the whole of Europe will be watching the parliamentary elections in Poland. – As a result of everything that is happening in Poland, the heads of the main political groups in the European Parliament have requested full observation of the OSCE in Poland during the elections – noted MEP Róża Thun from Poland 2050 in the programme.
On Friday, the Sejm adopted the amendment to the act proposed by the president – called “lex Tusk” – establishing a commission for examining Russian influence. The amendment will now go to the Senate. Politicians referred to the case in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24.
Kohut: these elections will be watched by the whole of Europe
– I have a feeling that this is not about catching a bunny, but chasing a bunny. In Poland, a Bermuda Triangle was created between the public media, the prosecutor’s office, and now this commission. For 24 hours, 7 days a week, the public media will slander various opposition politicians, they will look for dirty connections, connections, only to dirty opposition politicians before the elections – said Łukasz Kohut (Left) MEP of the Socialists and Democrats.
Kohut referred to the words of the vice-president of the Civic Platform Tomasz Siemoniakwho said that setting up a commission to investigate Russian influence “reminds me of Putin who eliminated Navalny or Lukashenko who locked up Cichanouska’s husband.”
– We had two discussions on this subject with the Commissioner (EU Justice) Didier Reynders and exactly the example of Navalny appeared – that we cannot ensure that in a Member State of the European Union, in Poland, the situation from Russiawhere opposition politicians are treated in this way – commented the MEP. He added that “this is absolutely the Sovietization of law and political life.” – We just can’t agree to that. This is why European Commission She reacted so firmly and so quickly, which is not often the case, he noted.
As Kohut said, the whole of Europe will be watching the parliamentary elections in Poland. – These are the most important elections that are taking place this year in the entire European Union. We cannot allow Poland to go towards Hungarianwhere democracy is already imaginary – said the TVN24 guest.
Thun: there are no volunteers for this commission, because no one wants to get dirty
Róża Thun, MEP of Poland for 2050, pointed out that “there are no volunteers for the commission, which is to investigate Russian influences, because no one wants to get dirty themselves.” “You know that if someone were to join such a strange body, their career is basically over,” she said.
– If this government had all possible services at its disposal for eight years, they could not use these services to check who is so terribly affected by these Russian influences? the MEP wondered.
She added that “as a result of everything that is happening in Poland, the heads of the main political groups in the European Parliament have asked for full observation OSCE in Poland during the elections.” – Particularly because of this commission – she emphasized.
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