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A new measure signed into law January 7 gives the Treasury Minister the power to appoint executives in charge of public television and radio, and ends the appointments of the broadcasters’ current management. The move has prompted the European Commission to schedule a special debate on January 13 on rule of law in Poland.
“These moves by Poland’s new government undermine fundamental checks and balances,” said Mark P. Lagon, president. “The government’s taking of such radical steps in its first months and with little debate or expert input adds to concerns that its purpose is to increase power rather than strengthen rule of law.”
originally posted by: aethertek
Just further points to the fact that Trump & his ilk are incompetent idiots.
Incapable of the most basic of tasks, these worthless meat puppets are right out of central casting for Idiocracy.
So sick of the stupid.
You mean the Government can appoint the executives of a Government-owned enterprise?
In the early hours of Saturday morning, thousands of activists surrounded the Polish parliament building, blocking the exit of Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski to protest the right-wing Law and Justice Party’s “illegal” budget bill and attempts to curb press access to the legislature. After almost three hours, protesters were violently removed, with police reportedly using tear gas.
"(The Law and Justice Party) has crossed a certain line and nothing will be the same again," said Tomasz Siemoniak, deputy leader of main opposition party.