Analysis 5/2019: The Prosecutor's Office is in the hands of the authorities, that is, what the law allows | 2019-08-27more
On 8 July 2019, prosecutor Mariusz Krasoń was seconded from the District Prosecutor's Office in Kraków to the District Prosecutor's Office in Wrocław, which is almost 300 km away and two levels lower in the hierarchy. The Justice Defense Committee (KOS) indicates that in May 2019 prosecutor Krasoń initiated a resolution of the Assembly of the District Prosecutor's Office in Kraków. This resolution signals, among other things, restrictions on the independence of prosecutors.
FOR Communication 28/2019: Forced Deglomeration: The Government’s Report is Not Convincing | 2019-08-13more
In July 2019, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, after six months, published its report regarding transfer of central offices from Warsaw to smaller cities (interchangeably referred to as deglomeration or delocalisation) – a solution taken into consideration in the government circles. The contents of the report are disappointing.
In 2006 Mikhail Gorbachev stated that the 1986 Chernobyl disaster had had more significance for the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 than the perestroika he had introduced. The causes of the collapse were surely more complex, but the events in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant perfectly show two pillars supporting the communist system – that is lies and fear.
FOR Communication 27/2019: 10 most frequently asked questions about the sense of the deglomeration of offices in Poland | 2019-07-12more
Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin and Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz are proposing a "deglomeration", meaning the transfer of central offices from Warsaw and provincial offices from provincial capitals to smaller towns. Such a policy would be a mistake, as we have shown by answering the following questions.Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin and Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz are proposing a "deglomeration", meaning the transfer of central offices from Warsaw and provincial offices from provincial capitals to smaller towns. Such a policy would be a mistake, as we have shown by answering the following questions.
FOR Communication 26/2019: Exemption of young people from Personal Income Tax (PIT) - buying votes in place of reforms | 2019-07-04more
Exempting people under 26 from PIT is unfair. On the one hand, the government sees no problem in the fact that the wages of 27-year-olds earning a minimum wage (PLN 1774 net) are burdened with 40% taxes and contributions, including PLN 150 PIT, and on the other hand, it proposes to exempt over 3 times better earning 25-year-olds from PIT, thanks to which their net income will increase from PLN 5,909 to PLN 6,584, and the total tax burden will fall to 35%.
FOR Communication 25/2019: Transparency of the elections to the National Council of the Judiciary: we have a final verdict! | 2019-06-28more
The Supreme Administrative Court dismissed the cassation complaint of the Head of the Chancellery of the Sejm against the disclosure of letters of support for candidates for the new Council of the Judiciary.