Marek Belka, as a former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, commented on the missing money in the Prime Minister’s Office. On Friday, December 15, the politician was a guest in the “Fakty po Faktach” program on TVN24.
Shortly after taking over the government, politicians of the Civic Coalition began to report on the financial irregularities left by the PiS government. The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Jan Grabiec, announced that the budget of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland lacks PLN 3 million for employee payments.
Marek Belka is afraid of the obligations incurred by PiS
Marek Belka did not want to blame the officials for this situation. – From a formal point of view, there is, of course, a lack of responsibility on the part of the financial services of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. But I think that even the best financial services could not have predicted this two-week government, which made no sense, but also, as it turns out, caused financial losses, he said.
He also talked about discovering the mess left by his predecessors. – Of course, we know in outline what the largest extra-budgetary funds are. We know that BKG, PFR, conducted, as it were, its own budget policy – of course under the supervision of Prime Minister Morawiecki – he emphasized.
– The most dark issue for me is the fund, so to speak, for arms purchases. Well, we all remember that somewhat tragicomic incident when we learned from the Korean press that we owe this country an additional PLN 70 billion, just like that. So I’m afraid there may be some terrible surprises, he said.
Will the European Union treat Tusk’s government leniently?
As a consolation, MEP Belka admitted that he did not expect any problems in recovering funds from the National Reconstruction Plan. In his opinion, EU decision-makers will treat the new Polish government favorably. – I don’t think they would look at our hands so rigorously. Knowing that Donald Tusk and his government will have to constantly struggle with the problems we talked about a moment ago, he argued.
Belka, however, mentioned problems created by the Constitutional Tribunal adjudicating on matters not related to its jurisdiction, which he called “overt sabotage.” – Well, it won’t be easy and both commissioners in the European Commission and individual prime ministers of European governments know it. However, this is what everyone expects and this will require Poland to take decisive and quick steps on the path to restoring the rule of law, he concluded.