Adam Bodnar did not rule out that former TVP stars would have to return some of the money they earned. He indicated the provisions of the Civil Code as the legal basis. – The court would have to decide on this in its judgment. An appropriate lawsuit must be presented, said the Minister of Justice.
At the end of December, Dariusz Joński, an MP from the Civic Coalition, made public the results of the parliamentary inspection, which concerned earnings at the highest levels of Telewizja Polska.
Adamczyk and Olechowski’s earnings
The amounts revealed by Joński caused considerable controversy. For example, the former director of the Television Information Agency, Michał Adamczyk, earned PLN 327,593.71 gross from April 25 to December 31 this year. In the same period, he earned PLN 1,127,644 (including VAT) from civil law contracts.
The record holder, next to Michał Adamczyk, is Jarosław Olechowski. He earned PLN 1,016,450.34 gross from his employment as director of TAI, and PLN 407,625 gross from civil law contracts.
Refund of part of your earnings? Bodnar: There are ways to do it
Ideas appeared in the public space to take away some of the money earned from those who earned much above market rates. “Will they have to pay back this money to the state? Probably yes,” wrote Prime Minister Donald Tusk on X (formerly Twitter).
On Tuesday, January 2, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Adam Bodnar commented on this idea on TVN.
– There are ways to do it. We have provisions in the Civil Code that allow us to indicate that remuneration for certain issues was inconsistent with the principles of social coexistence. This is quite a difficult procedure, but it is not impossible – commented Bodnar in the “Kropka nad i” program.
Bodnar: This type of possibility should be considered
He clarified that the issue of returning the money earned may concern both selected journalists and the former management of Telewizja Polska.
– First of all, the court would have to decide on it in its judgment. An appropriate lawsuit must be presented. However, I think this type of possibility should be considered. (…) Even in the best Polish stations, these amounts are at least surprising (…). Let us note that if we had people administering public property – because it is public property – they are also responsible for the contracts they signed. Weren’t these agreements simply extremely unfavorable for the managed companies? – added the head of the Ministry of Justice.