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Heated Debate Over 'Visa Affair' in Polish Sejm

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Wojciech Zylm
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Heated Debate Over 'Visa Affair' in Polish Sejm

In the Polish Sejm, a fierce debate is underway regarding the so-called 'visa affair'. Representatives of the Civic Coalition (KO) are criticizing the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) for irresponsible management of immigration policy, accusing them of corruption and neglect in terms of national security. KO Representative Patryk Gabriel points to the need to clarify the role of PiS ministers in the scandal while Iwona Maria Kozłowska from KO speaks of the need for a well-thought-out immigration policy that should not threaten the security of the country.

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Accusations and Counterpoints

Marek Sowa from KO accuses the government of creating a 'gigantic smuggling channel' under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In contrast, Waldemar Sługocki from KO accuses PiS of only looking after their own interests. Radosław Fogiel from PiS is the only one of the four party representatives to speak in the debate, receiving criticism from Konrad Frysztak of KO. Grzegorz Braun from Confederation criticizes the policy of opening Poland to refugees and points out potential problems this may cause.

Demoralization and Impunity

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Wanda Nowicka from the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) speaks of the demoralization of PiS and 'impunity plus', while Michał Szerba from KO emphasizes the insufficient explanations of the visa affair by PiS. Marek Jakubiak from Kukiz'15 and Maciej Mulawa from Confederation also express their views on the scandal. Maciej Konieczny from The Left, Marek Biernacki from the Polish People's Party (PSL), and Aleksandra Leo emphasize the need to explain the affair.

Support for the Investigative Commission

Ewa Schädler from Poland 2050 announces support for the establishment of an investigative commission. All these voices reflect a complicated and emotional political debate, in which accusations are coming from various sides of the political scene. This event underlines the increasingly complex political dynamics in Europe and the challenges faced by the ruling Law and Justice party, as well as the continued competition for countryside voters. The scandal involving the ruling party is described by Donald Tusk as 'the biggest scandal of the 21st century in Poland', drawing attention to the issue of 'recruitment deception' and its role in the exploitation of labor.

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