New modern way of management of societies. Prime Minister Beata Szydło about supervision over property of State Treasury

On Tuesday, the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers will examine the project concerning management of the societies owned by the State Treasury following the liquidation of the Ministry of Treasury – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło after after the meeting of the Council of Ministers.


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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced that due to the liquidation of the Ministry of Treasury the system of management of the societies owned by the State Treasury.

There will be a new modern way of management of the societies. It has to enhance transparency and control of how the funds are spent, e.g. for sponsorship and marketing, and of how these societies are managed – underlined the Prime Minister. As she emphasised, the societies owned by the State Treasury, which constitute a very important element of implementing the responsible development plan created by Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, played a key role in this plan.

The Prime Minister expects that next week Deputy Prime Minister Morawiecki and Minister Kowalczyk will present the final form of management of the societies of the State Treasury, developed in the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers.

Management of societies owned by the State Treasury

The supervisory management over the societies owned by the State Treasury will be allocated to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, whereas the substantive management - to the relevant sector ministries – stated President of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers Henryk Kowalczyk. Simultaneously, in addition to substantively empowering the relevant sector ministers to exercise rights to ownership of these societies, we want to build – I think that at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister under direct supervision of Prime Minister – a body that will have the possibility to directly control and supervise the societies of the State Treasury in a way that is not only substantive, but also financial; however, we would also like to appoint a council for societies within this entity – explained Minister Henryk Kowalczyk. The aim of the works is to make it possible to approve and nominate candidates for supervisory boards and management boards.

CETA after explaining doubts

Poland will not accede to the CETA if it does not guarantee what what we find relevant – announced Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister added that due to the fact that the agreement will be examined by the Sejm, the Council of Ministers decided to postpone their examination to the next meeting.   

Before we take the final decision, we want to have a clear opinion of the Parliament – she said. We have also a few doubts, which are explained during the negotiations. I can for sure that we will not sign and we will not agree to accede an agreement that will not guarantee for Polish entrepreneurs, citizens and farmers what we find relevant – underlined the Prime Minister.

Need for calming emotions

Prime Minister Beata Szydło referred to the Monday “Black Protest” against making the abortion act more rigorous. The Law and Justice government has never worked and is not working over any law modifying the provisions in force concerning the legislation on the abortion law in Poland. We are not conducting any works of that kind – underlined the Prime Minister. As she added, the civic project had been directed to the Parliament, where it is currently proceeded. There was another project, which was rejected in the voting and – as Beata Szydło recalled – the voting over this issue was held at the request of the Polish Peasants’ Party.

Moreover, the Prime Minister underlined that the emotions that had arisen around this subject in the last days were too large. It is within the responsibility of all public persons, especially of politicians, to calm down these emotions. As the Prime Minister said, we should respect different opinions and listen to various voices, but it has to be done as a part of a calm debate.

In the opinion of the Prime Minister, the statements expressed by Minister Witold Waszczykowski will not be accepted. As she added, our responsibility is to calm dawn emotions, not to fuel them. Prime Minister Beata Szydło informed that she had called the Minister of Foreign Affairs and she had informed him that there would be no consent for such way of commenting on these events.


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