Will President Duda sign the amendment to the law on the Supreme Court? “It will be an insightful decision by President Andrzej Duda what to do with this document, because the discussion is very exciting and very difficult. On the one hand, we have funds owed to Poland that should have been transferred a long time ago, but at the same time they are withheld due to administrative actions,” said Paweł Sałek, an adviser to the president, answering television wPolsce.pl .
Unfortunately, when drawing up the entire FPA and what is on the Warsaw-Brussels line, Poland is forced to implement certain provisions, the so-called milestones. The question is what it will look like in the future
– points out guest editor Maciej Wolny.
The Marshal of the Senate, Tomasz Grodzki, stated that the Upper House restored the constitutionality of the Supreme Court law.
My opinion is that Marshal Tomasz Grodzki, for the purposes of his own political concept, is trying to play, excuse me, so to speak, with the issue of the National Reconstruction Plan and this law, which is currently under consideration. Opinions clash and who is right is difficult to judge at the moment. (…) The process of parliamentary work is underway, President Andrzej Duda will really pay attention to the text of this law when it will be presented to the President. It is to be expected, given the pace, that it will be fast
Paweł Sałek responds to the words of the Senate Marshal.
“This is a very serious problem and a very difficult law.”
The adviser to the president also speaks of the so-called windmill law, the introduction of which is the implementation of one of the “milestones”. The interlocutor of television wPolsce.pl does not hide his skepticism about this project.
This is a very serious problem and a very difficult law. Historically, I will say that this act of the so-called 10H, i.e. ten height meters from the windmill to valuable natural areas and human-populated areas, arose from the fact that in 2013, 2014, 2015 there was a huge problem with the construction of windmills in rural areas. Pressure from investors caused these windmills to be built in places where they shouldn’t be built because they simply disturb the people who live there. (…) The government then decided, by law, to introduce such provisions and the issuance of this Law 10H resolved the situation in a way
I am sorry to say, and I am sorry to say, that the liberalization of the 10H Act is a denial of the 2015-2019 Law and Justice United Right program. It was one of the elements that brought this formation to power. (…) The matter is so complex and difficult that it has strong supporters and opponents in substantive discussions, such as those in the Sejm. To the end, in light of media reports, there is no agreement in the Law and Justice club itself for the implementation of this law and the liberalization of this law. (…) Renewable energy and also wind energy in Poland must develop. However, it must be done in a “civilized” way
he adds. The adviser to the president is of the opinion that the problems surrounding the aforementioned law can be used by the opposition.
Perhaps the windmill law, one of the milestones signed by the Polish government, will become part of the parliamentary game between the government and the opposition. The opposition can use it in a very brutal and clever way
“We have to be sensitive to such signals.”
Paweł Sałek refers to the vote of the ENVI committee, which proposed changes to the EU Treaty, according to which forestry would be transferred from national competence to the so-called shared competences.
We must be sensitive to such a signal. (…) Of course this is an opinion at the moment, but there is a general call from the European Parliament to reform the Treaties in accordance with the law and the current Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Not only that, a special conference was held in May last year to set out the direction of Europe’s development for the future. Various environmental, economic and energy issues were discussed there. (…) Forestry in Poland is very much about nature conservation, we are unique in the context of the whole European Union
According to the ENVI committee, there is also a provision to change the voting method for the freedom to choose energy sources and the method of energy production in the member states. Today, the state, in accordance with Art. 192 of the Treaty has the right to require unanimity, and this provision is deleted in this opinion, which would mean a majority vote. This is another problem that could lead to a complete loss of energy sovereignty and energy security in Member States
Emma Matthew is a political analyst for “Social Bites”. With a keen understanding of the inner workings of government and a passion for politics, she provides insightful and informative coverage of the latest political developments.