The Prime Minister responded to the presidential veto of the budget-related bill. A moment later, a comment came from the Presidential Palace.
On Thursday, the Sejm passed an amendment to the budget-related act for 2024. The president announced on Saturday that he had decided to veto it. At the same time, Andrzej Duda assured that he would immediately submit his own project to the Sejm on Christmas Day, regarding, among others, raises for teachers and other expenses planned in the budget-related act. Donald Tusk commented on this move.
“The presidential veto takes money from preschool and beginner teachers, but abolishes the fireplace tax, i.e. it allows unlimited raises for the presidents of state companies and agencies. Shame. Merry Christmas, President. I reassure the injured: we will deal with it,” wrote Donald Tusk.
Donald Tusk comments on the presidential veto. Instant response from the Palace
Andrzej Duda responded to him via the X platform. “Mr Prime Minister, I am glad that you write that you will cope. This means that, as I appealed, you will convene the Sejm and the Senate after Christmas and pass my bill, which will include raises for teachers, etc., but without PLN 3 billion for public media. And both of you – Merry Christmas, Prime Minister! – wrote the head of state.
The reason why Andrzej Duda decided to veto is one of the provisions of the act. Under it, the Minister of Culture would receive PLN 3 billion to increase the capital of public radio and television companies, including PLN 1 billion to increase the capital of public radio and television companies and up to PLN 1.95 billion to compensate for the license fee revenues lost by these entities. .
The president also pointed out that an attempt to finance public media using a budget-related act (by the parliamentary majority) is “unacceptable” in the current situation. “In my bill, all other budget expenditures – including salary increases for teachers – will be maintained,” he assured.