Szymon Hołownia stated that some of the topics that Mateusz Morawiecki wants to discuss during the meeting are his responsibility as the Prime Minister. The response from the Chancellery of the Prime Minister came immediately.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister asked the Speaker of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, for a meeting. The topics of discussion will include credit holidays, freezing energy prices and extending 0%. VAT on food. – If you ask me now why I don’t apply zero VAT on food, I answer: because you are the prime minister – Hołownia replied at a conference in Białystok.
– What about credit holidays? And where were you when this bill had to be submitted and processed in the Sejm? The last time it met was on August 30, because he had to have leave for the election campaign, said the Marshal of the Sejm.
The government spokesman reacted to Hołownia’s words on the X platform. Piotr Müller, “in a hurry to explain,” pointed out that “a potential candidate for finance minister in a potential coalition announces that a higher VAT rate on food should be restored.” “Therefore, a law is necessary so that no one can reverse the decision in the regulation. Please tell us directly whether you support zero VAT on food or whether you are taking time off from substantive work for the next few weeks? – asked the government spokesman.
Müller responds to Hołownia: I hasten to explain
Later, he referred to the act on lower energy and gas prices, which – as he pointed out – is necessary to protect Poles against price increases. “Please start processing it, otherwise it will not be possible to implement it and it will be your sole responsibility,” wrote Müller.
“Thirdly, credit holidays can also be introduced only statutorily. The bill was adopted a month ago. We are waiting for your decision on further proceedings,” he added.
Finally, the Speaker of the Sejm and the head of the outgoing government are scheduled to meet next week. Szymon Hołownia invited Mateusz Morawiecki for talks when the “status” of the head of the outgoing government will be clarified. – Fewer videos, more work – he appealed, responding to the Prime Minister’s earlier recording.