Last Friday, the Presidential Chancellery announced that President Duda had vetoed an amendment to the Act on Departments of Government Administration, which, among other things, provides for Separation of new branches of government administration: geology, forestry and hunting, and of the administrative centre of government. 

 

Government spokesman Piotr Müller, after the veto, admitted that the President had previously informed the Prime Minister that he intended to do so. 

 

‘We respect this decision; meeting with the President soon, we hope that the new amendment will meet the expectations of the Head of State’ - Müller said.

 

Apart from the President and the Prime Minister, the meeting is attended by, among others: the Chief of the Chancellery of Prime Minister Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Permanent Committee of the Council of Ministers Łukasz Schreiber, the government representative for forestry and hunting Edward Siarka, the Minister of Climate and Environment Michał Kurtyka and the Minister of Agriculture Grzegorz Puda. 

 

On the part of the President, the meeting is attended by the Chief of the Chancellery of the President Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, the Chief of the President's Office Piotr Szrot, the Secretary of State Małgorzata Paprocka, and the President's Advisor Paweł Sałek. The representatives for forestry are also present. 

 

On Thursday, the Chair of the Executive Committee of Law and Justice (PiS) Party Krzysztof Sobolewski expressed hope that the President would present his remarks during the meeting and, after clarifying doubts, the new draft amendment would soon proceed within the Polish Parliament. Sobolewski maintained on Radio Plus that PiS's position that the President's decision to veto the amendment was not fully understood because, as he said, it was a ‘technical draft’.

 

‘Today, there is a meeting between the President and the Prime Minister and I hope that at this meeting the President will present his remarks and after clarifying these doubts as regards the amendment on departments, the new amendment will soon be submitted to the Polish Parliament’ - said the Law and Justice politician.