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    Turmoil in Poland’s Culture Ministry as Prosecutors Investigate Minister’s Actions

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    On Monday, January 15, investigators from the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw entered the Ministry of Culture, led by Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz. They seized data from servers and entry-exit logs, reported Marcin Dobski on

    Earlier, on December 20, the Ministry of Culture had announced that Minister Sienkiewicz, citing the Commercial Companies Code, had “dismissed” the existing presidents of the boards of TVP (Polish Television), Polish Radio, and the Polish Press Agency, along with their supervisory boards.

    Journalist Marcin Dobski first raised suspicions of potential perjury, noting that from the resolution vote to notarial acts sealing changes in the boards of TVP, Polish Radio, and the Polish Press Agency, only 107 minutes had passed.

    On Wednesday, the 13th Economic Division of the National Court Register in Warsaw refused to register changes in the TVP management and supervisory boards that occurred before the company’s liquidation was announced. The court stated that the Media National Council appoints and dismisses TVP board members, including the president.

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