My knowledge of this topic appeared when this information appeared in the media – said Marcin Przydacz, head of the International Policy Office of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, in “Rozmowa Piaseckiego”, referring to the visa scandal. In this context, he was also asked about Edgar K., an associate of the former deputy minister at the Ministry of Diplomacy Piotr Wawrzyk.
In Tuesday’s edition of “Piasecki’s Talk”, the head of the International Policy Office of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Marcin Przydacz and candidate of Law and Justice in elections parliamentary meeting referred to the issue of irregularities in issuing visas.
In this context, he was asked by Konrad Piasecki whether he was in New York, where he was currently with the president Andrzej Duda Przydacz stays here, we remember the youth delegate of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations, i.e. Edgar K., today the hero of the visa scandal, who was arrested in this case.
– I don’t think so. No one here talked to me about youth delegates from Poland, so I don’t think it was a significant figure – replied Przydacz.
The TVN24 guest was also asked when the president and his entourage found out about this case. – I answer directly. My knowledge of this topic appeared when this information appeared in the media. It was the Polish services and the Polish prosecutor’s office that conducted the proceedings, and it is probably good that it is not the officials who have knowledge about the proceedings conducted by the services, but the officers of the services who conduct them – said the presidential minister.
– So I probably found out about it on the same day as the editor. And of course I also follow what is happening. As the editor knows very well, I have been working in the president’s office for nine months. Previously, when working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, everyone had their own plot, I was responsible for American, security and eastern policy. Consular matters were completely beyond my reach, so hence my lack of knowledge on this subject – he added.
Find out more: Visa scandal. What do we know so far?
Investigations into irregularities in submitting visa applications are conducted by the prosecutor’s office Central Anticorruption Bureau. The opposition talks about corruption and claims that hundreds of thousands of documents issued arouse suspicion. Head of PO Donald Tusk he called it “the biggest scandal of the 21st century in Poland.”
The deputy director of the Department of Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office, Daniel Lerman, reported at the Thursday conference that “the investigation was initiated on March 7, 2023 based on materials provided by the Central Anticorruption Bureau.”
– It concerns paid protection in the acceleration of visa procedures in relation to several hundred visas and visa applications submitted over a year and a half. Of these several hundred visas, most of them were granted through refusal decisions, the prosecutor explained. He added that the procedure concerned applications for visas for foreigners to work in Poland.
Former deputy minister Piotr Wawrzyk, who was dismissed from his position due to the scandal, was hospitalized last Friday.
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