Agnieszka Pomaska

Poland’s Ruling Camp Passes Anti-U.S. Media Bill, Violating Parliamentary Procedure.
16.08.2021, written by

On Wednesday, Poland’s ruling camp narrowly passed a contentious media bill targeting the American-owned network TVN. The legislation has been pushed through in violation of parliamentary procedure. (…) The Wednesday parliamentary session was particularly heated and chaotic. Leading up to the vote, the right-wing government supported by members...


Court of Justice of the European Union: Polish disciplinary system against judges contrary to EU law.
9.08.2021, written by

Poland’s Chief Justice on Thursday partially froze a disciplinary chamber for judges at the heart of a deepening dispute with the European Union over judicial independence that could see Warsaw face fines or even an eventual loss of funding. On Friday, a government minister accused the head of Poland’s Supreme Court of bowing to the...


Anita Włodarczyk wins third-in-a-row Olympic gold medal in hammer throw
4.08.2021, written by

Poland’s Anita Włodarczyk won a third straight Olympic gold on Tuesday, dominating the women’s hammer throw final and further cementing her status as the greatest of all time in the event. The world record holder threw her first attempt into the net but recovered for her best performance of the season, launching the hammer 78.48 metres...


The ruling party PiS strikes the free media. A bill hitting the largest independent TV station in Poland was submitted.
30.07.2021, written by

The recently announced draft bill amending Poland’s media licensing laws (commonly referred to as „Lex TVN”) is certainly one of the tools with which the ruling camp intends to achieve its goal. On July 7, a group of Law and Justice MPs led by Marek Suski submitted the draft legislation which, if passed, would force the American media...


„For PiS sovereignty means control over people.” Speech by the chairman of Civic Platform Donald Tusk in Gdańsk.
19.07.2021, written by

„Today, when those in power use the word 'sovereignty’, they think how to control people,” acting chairman of Civic Platform Donald Tusk said at a rally on Monday in his hometown of Gdańsk. Donald Tusk said at a rally in Gdańsk on Monday that he „has been struck with how easy, though not always visibly, the meaning of fundamental...


Polish delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly met with OSCE Secretary General
20.04.2021, written by

OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid concluded a one-day visit to Poland for discussions with the Polish President, Foreign Minister and the Polish delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. The Secretary General met the the Delegation – including Vice-Chairwoman Agnieszka Pomaska – in Warsaw. Secretary General Schmid expressed...


Constitutional Tribunal effectively removes human rights commissioner from office
15.04.2021, written by

The Constitutional Tribunal led by Julia Przyłębska has ruled that a provision allowing the Commissioner for Human Rights to remain in office after the end of his term is unconstitutional. The verdict effectively removes Adam Bodnar from the office, and no successor has yet been appointed. The Tribunal (TK) was asked by a group of Law and Justice...


Opposition seeks spending safeguard measures before backing EU recovery fund
14.04.2021, written by

Poland’s ratification of legislation essential to the European Union’s COVID-19 recovery fund was in doubt on Wednesday, as the largest opposition party said it would not support it without safeguards over how the money would be spent. With the ruling coalition split over the recovery fund, opposition votes will be crucial if Poland...


PO politicians demand the merger between Orlen and Lotos to be stopped.
8.03.2021, written by

The suspension of the merger between PKN Orlen and Lotos was demanded by MPs Agnieszka Pomaska, Tadeusz Aziewicz and MEP Janusz Lewandowski during the conference on Monday (8 March). Agnieszka Pomaska, Tadeusz Aziewicz and Janusz Lewandowski organized a press conference in front of the Lotos headquarters in Gdańsk. Opposition representatives demanded...


Civic Platform presents „Women’s Rights Package”
18.02.2021, written by

On Thursday, February 18, 2021,  Civic Platform presented its position on safe motherhood – „Women’s Rights Package”. During the press conference, PO leader Borys Budka said that the party rejected all extremes, i.e. unlimited access to abortion and its absolute ban. Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, who headed the team that...