Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has announced plans to engage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and European Central Bank regarding the opposition’s proposal to bring Adam Glapinski, Poland’s central bank governor, before the State Tribunal.
Some prominent figures from Poland’s three opposition parties, poised to establish a new government, have leveled accusations against Glapinski. They allege that he prioritized the interests of the outgoing ruling party, Law and Justice, over maintaining the independence of the central bank. In response, calls have been made for Glapinski to face the State Tribunal, an institution tasked with addressing serious offenses committed by politicians.
“What Donald Tusk and the Civic Coalition are attempting is the most significant assault on the independence of Poland’s central bank,” remarked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, referencing the pivotal party in the emerging coalition government and its probable prime minister, Donald Tusk.
Poland’s central bank countered the allegations, asserting that the actions attributed to Glapinski by politicians violate EU treaties, and there is no legal basis for bringing the NBP governor before the State Tribunal.
“We are scrutinizing this matter because we aim to wield this severe disciplinary tool responsibly,” stated Donald Tusk, expressing confidence that his coalition possesses sufficient votes to subject the current central bank head to the State Tribunal.