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Visa Scandal Commission. Another Attempt to Interrogate Daniel Obajtek

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The commission of inquiry into the visa scandal summoned Daniel Obajtek, former CEO of Orlen, currently a PiS MEP, for Tuesday. This is the fourth attempt to question him.

Daniel Obajtek was summoned before the committee at 10 a.m. The former head of Orlen is to be asked about employing foreigners in the company's investment, Olefina III. The head of the committee, Marek Sowa (KO), informed that Obajtek received the summons.

The former CEO of Orlen failed to appear for questioning three times, explaining it was because he was running an election campaign for the European Parliament. elections declared that if the committee still wants to summon him, he will gladly come to the hearing. In an interview with “Fakt”, Obajtek assured that he will appear.

Daniel ObajtekLeszek Szymanski/PAP

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Two more witnesses

On Tuesday, the committee plans to question two more people: Paweł Majewski and Maciej Lisowski. Majewski was the deputy director of the MFA's legal and compliance management office. He supervised the visit to the mission in Mumbai after consuls refused to issue visas to a group of 83 people posing as filmmakers.

Lisowski is the president of an employment agency and head of the Lex Nostra foundation. He was also a social assistant to the former deputy minister of agriculture, Lech Kołakowski. The investigation committee's work shows that Kołakowski intervened in the matter of visas for people with work permits issued at the request of Lisowski's employment agency. Kołakowski subleased premises from him for 50 złoty per month for a parliamentary office. Lisowski also dealt with Kołakowski's parliamentary affairs. The former deputy minister assured the committee that he did not receive any benefits for helping to obtain visas.

The commission of inquiry plans to summon nine more people. The report on the work is to be presented in September.

The Commission is investigating abuses, neglect and omissions in the legalization of the stay of foreigners in Poland in the period from 12 November 2019 to 20 November 2023.

Main image source: Leszek Szymanski/PAP

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