Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commented on the decision of Trzecia Droga to withdraw from the parliamentary project regarding credit holidays, as well as the changes in the amendment to the act on support for energy consumers.
“The PO and Poland 2050 wind farm bill appeared suddenly and just as quickly disappeared with the wind… But the smell of lobbying still lingers in the air,” the head of government wrote on Twitter. “Now they are hastily and shamefully withdrawing the bill that destroyed credit holidays and was in line with the interests of the banking lobby. The government project is still waiting in the Sejm, and over a million Polish families are waiting for its implementation,” he added.
Szymon Hołownia announced his resignation from the parliamentary project
Szymon Hołownia announced on Tuesday that he would temporarily withdraw from the project and hand over the matter to the future government. – When it comes to credit holidays, from what I learned today from the heads of the clubs, the decision was made in terms of the content in line with what we talked about in the wind farm act – that is, we leave these things at the disposal and decision of the future government – announced the Speaker of the Sejm .
The proposals for changes presented by members of the majority coalition in both cases – both loan holidays and amendments to the act on support for energy consumers – are controversial. One of the most vocal people commenting on the matter is Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Mateusz Morawiecki talks about lobbyists
Mateusz Morawiecki described the draft amendment to the act on support for energy consumers as “one of the gigantic scandals of the last 30 years.” – The wind farm bill is not a mistake, as we can clearly see, it is the effect of lobbying and it is becoming a rule for how the opposition will act. Lex Kloska was not written in the Polish parliament. This act was written, exactly, where, Mr. Donald Tusk? – asked the Prime Minister. He repeatedly pointed to the influence of lobbyists.
Mateusz Morawiecki also spoke about the influence of lobbyists in the case of proposed changes regarding credit holidays. Unlike previous years, the parliamentary bill, from which MPs withdrew, was to contain provisions reducing the number of people who could benefit from the relief. The income criterion, mentioned many times, would be introduced.
– “Nothing that has been given will be taken away.” We kept hearing this from opposition politicians during the campaign. And how are things now, after the campaign? Instead of loan holidays for over a million households from the new year, only for 60,000 and according to unclear criteria, commented the head of government.