At the request of Ms Agnieszka Pomaska and Mr Tadeusz Aziewicz, the Civic Coalition (Koalicja Obywatelska) proposes an amendment to the government bill on defending the homeland.
According to the amendment, in the event that Poland requests consultations pursuant to Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty („The Parties shall consult with each other whenever, in the opinion of either Party, the territorial integrity, political independence, or security of any of the Parties is threatened.”), the sale of property of companies owned by the State Treasury, as defined in Article 13(1) of the Act on the Principles of State Property Management, is prohibited within 180 days of the request.
The proposers Agnieszka Pomaska and Tadeusz Aziewicz presented the content of the amendment at a press conference at the Sejm.
– According to the Civic Coalition, the safety of Poles – including energy security – is of utmost importance. Meanwhile, the Polish government is still planning to sell Lotos Group stations, which it is not sure will not fall into the hands of the Putinist regime. Such a threat certainly does not improve Poland’s energy security. – In connection with the bill, we are tabling an amendment that would halt the sale of Lotos at least for the time of the armed conflict in Ukraine. In this way, we check whether the safety of Polish women and men is the highest value for Law and Justice MPs. We repeat – there can be no privatization of Lotos Group and putting it into the hands of people who openly cooperate with the regime of the dictator Vladimir Putin. – She added.
– In wartime, strategic state assets are not sold. If Lotos Group were sold, it would be to Viktor Orban, Putin’s Hungarian liaison in Europe. This merger – or rather, partition and sale – has long been questioned by the Civic Coalition, but now, at a time of armed conflict on our borders, stopping it is simply the Polish raison d’etre. – concluded MP Aziewicz.