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Potential Prosecution Of NBP Governor Back On Cards, Judicial Reforms Eyed

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  • A "well informed source" told Newsweek that a decision to put NBP Governor Adam Glapinski on trial has been made "at the highest level," with two MPs tasked with preparing the necessary paperwork. The initial motion would have to be backed by 115 MPs, which would refer the case to a parliamentary committee for a preliminary investigation. The committee would then prepare a report and parliament would decide whether to prosecute the official by absolute majority of votes. Prime Minister Donald Tusk noted that the government is still "studying" whether Glapinski breached the law. Meanwhile, Deputy Justice Minister Arkadiusz Myrcha said that the ruling coalition could prepare a motion to put NBP Governor Adam Glapinski on trial within a few weeks, adding that the official "worked hard" for such a petition to be submitted to the Tribunal of State.
  • Onet reports that the government may press ahead with its measures to "fix" the judiciary at the next parliamentary session, while DGP notes that the specific measures will be unveiled this week. Deputy Justice Minister Myrcha said that the Constitutional Tribunal is "effectively non-existent" at the moment and the ruling coalition has to take action as soon as possible.
  • The General Staff warned of intensified traffic of military vehicles across the country from February 12 amid NATO drills conde-named STEADFAST DEFENDER-24 and DRAGON-24. The former exercise will involve around 90,000 troops from 31 NATO member states and Sweden and will be held until end-May in Central European countries.
  • PM Tusk will visit Paris and Berlin today in a bid to revive the Weimar Triangle format. He will hold joint press conferences with President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
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  • A "well informed source" told Newsweek that a decision to put NBP Governor Adam Glapinski on trial has been made "at the highest level," with two MPs tasked with preparing the necessary paperwork. The initial motion would have to be backed by 115 MPs, which would refer the case to a parliamentary committee for a preliminary investigation. The committee would then prepare a report and parliament would decide whether to prosecute the official by absolute majority of votes. Prime Minister Donald Tusk noted that the government is still "studying" whether Glapinski breached the law. Meanwhile, Deputy Justice Minister Arkadiusz Myrcha said that the ruling coalition could prepare a motion to put NBP Governor Adam Glapinski on trial within a few weeks, adding that the official "worked hard" for such a petition to be submitted to the Tribunal of State.
  • Onet reports that the government may press ahead with its measures to "fix" the judiciary at the next parliamentary session, while DGP notes that the specific measures will be unveiled this week. Deputy Justice Minister Myrcha said that the Constitutional Tribunal is "effectively non-existent" at the moment and the ruling coalition has to take action as soon as possible.
  • The General Staff warned of intensified traffic of military vehicles across the country from February 12 amid NATO drills conde-named STEADFAST DEFENDER-24 and DRAGON-24. The former exercise will involve around 90,000 troops from 31 NATO member states and Sweden and will be held until end-May in Central European countries.
  • PM Tusk will visit Paris and Berlin today in a bid to revive the Weimar Triangle format. He will hold joint press conferences with President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz.