The announced meetings are intended to be an opportunity for Justice Minister Adam Bodnar to exchange opinions with prosecutors. However, many changes may take place before they happen.
Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar, noticing the need for personal contact with as many prosecutors and prosecutor’s office employees as possible, decided to organize a series of meetings in all 11 Regional Prosecutor’s Offices in the country – said the spokeswoman of the Prosecutor General, Prosecutor Anna Adamiak, on Wednesday.
The units of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office that Adam Bodnar will visit are located in: Białystok, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Warsaw and Wrocław.
Clear expectations for meetings
As the spokeswoman explains, during the meetings the Prosecutor General will want to “personally present the vision of the functioning of the prosecutor’s office.” He will speak, among other things: about the prospect of change Withrelated to Poland’s accession to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The meetings “will serve to exchange opinions, obtain information about current problems and the expectations of the prosecutorial community and prosecutor’s office employees regarding the future of this institution.” They are scheduled to start in February, and the first meeting will take place in Szczecin. The next ones will take place “at intervals of one or two weeks.”
Progressive changes in the prosecutor’s office
However, before Adam Bodnar meets at the Regional Prosecutor’s Offices, the composition of some of them may change. On Tuesday afternoon, his decision dismissed the head of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Kraków, Marek Woźniak. On Wednesday, the Prosecutor General dismissed the head of the Katowice unit, Tomasz Pietreczek. Earlier, purges also took place in other cities.
Changes are also taking place in the National Prosecutor’s Office itself, and they do not only concern changes in the position of its head – let us remind you: currently, the duties of the National Prosecutor are performed by Jacek Bilewicz, which is not recognized by his predecessor Dariusz Barski, who was dismissed by Adam Bodnar.
Moreover, changes in the National Prosecutor’s Office are to gather pace, and directors of subsequent offices are to join the “new government”, including: Human Resources Office, Administrative and Financial Office, one of the investigative teams, Department of Internal Affairs, Security Office.