Council of Ministers: Stop domestic violence

A person who uses physical violence against household members will have to leave the apartment immediately. This is the most important decision made by the government today.


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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Thanks to the new regulations, the Police and Military Police will get additional powers. Now the intervening officer will decide if the perpetrator leaves the place of residence.

The order will be enforced - including the possibility of using coercive measures - also if the perpetrator claims that he or she had nowhere to move. The policeman will indicate his or her place of accommodation.

The government also adopted regulations that will enables the payment of wage increases to officers of uniformed services in the amount of PLN 500 gross (with an annual award). These includes officers: of the Police, the State Fire Service, the State Protection Service and the Polish Border Guard. The increases will be paid out with the compensation from 1 January 2020.