US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken said in a statement on Monday that his country had reiterated its concerns about the agreement he signed on Saturday President Andrzej Duda with the amendment of the Code of Administrative Procedure.
As Blinken noted, the law “severely limits the return of property and compensation for property wrongfully confiscated during the communist era”, and the United States “deeply regrets” the adoption of these laws.
In addition, we call on the Polish government to consult with representatives of stakeholders and establish clear, effective and effective legal procedures to resolve expropriated property claims and ensure a certain degree of justice for victims. In the absence of such a measure, this law would harm all Polish citizens whose property was wrongfully seized, including Polish Jews who were victims of the Holocaust.
We read in the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs United States of America.
The amendment of the Administrative Code assumes, inter alia, that it will not be possible to rescind any administrative decision relating to nationalization if 30 years have passed since its promulgation.
Lex TVN. US Secretary of State comments on Andrei Duda’s statement
Anthony Blinken also referred to the speeches delivered on Sunday by President Andrzej Duda.
The President emphasized that Poland will fulfill its obligations under bilateral agreements. He declared that he himself would “uphold constitutional principles at all times, including the principle of freedom of expression and the freedom to do business.” Andrzej Duda’s speech was read as announcing the veto of the amendment to the Media Law (the so-called “lex TVN”) that was adopted last week. sigm.
“We welcome President Duda’s statement this weekend that supports freedom of expression, integrity of contracts, and the shared values that underpin our relationship,” said Anthony Blinken.
“We strongly encourage him to act in accordance with these values with regard to the anticipated legal measures, which, if adopted in their current form, could seriously affect media freedom and the foreign investment climate. We look forward to cooperating with Polish rz ± dem To implement our shared priorities based on democratic values, including respect for basic freedom of expression.”
The Discovery Corporation informed in its announcement last week “of taking legal action on the basis of a bilateral investment agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Poland.” We are talking about the Treaty on Trade and Economic Relations signed in 1990.
The announcement appeared a day after the so-called House of Representatives passed a vote. From the “lex TVN” law, which practically hits, among other things, the TVN24 station. Verb passed to Senate. Discovery called the media law amendment an “attack on independent media and press freedom,” and said it “directly targeted TVN Discovery, the country’s leading independent broadcasting group and news provider, and one of the largest US investments in Poland.”
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