‘No decision has been made. We don't have any argument with PM Mateusz Morawiecki, we cooperate (…) We certainly won't allow ourselves to be played out in this respect,’ answered PKN Orlen CEO. Krzysztof Ziemiec asked if his guest thought it was a good time to enter the government? ‘I am not going for any other position (…) I prefer to think about what I do because here I can also help my homeland,’ Obajtek stressed.

 

Daniel Obajtek, Krzysztof Ziemiec's guest on RMF FM radio, was asked whether he regrets his decision to take over Polska Press media group by Orlen. 

 

‘I do not regret this decision (…) We want to be Europeans, we are Europeans. We want to compare ourselves to other economies. This business is intertwined, there is no big business today that would not build large information channels’ - said Daniel Obajtek, CEO of PKN Orlen.

 

Krzysztof Ziemiec drew attention to the criticism of many circles, who think that the takeover of ‘Polska Press’ is a politicized decision. ‘The opposition and some MPs are so delusional, they link everything to politics and such "politicking". It's not good for the country, it's bad for business’ - said Obajtek, who was a guest of Krzysztof Ziemiec on RMF FM radio.

 

Obajtek on recovery from the crisis: ‘It is a matter of 3-4 months. I am a great optimist Please see the average (of GDP declines in the European Union). It is 7.4%. Generally, the situation in France, Germany - there it is 5%, 7%, in Spain 11%’ - he said in the online part of the conversation with Krzysztof Ziemiec in RMF FM.

 

Daniel Obajtek referred to the decline in Poland's GDP in 2020 due to the pandemic crisis. 

 

‘I think Poland will definitely come out of this faster. I'm a big optimist and think it's a matter of 3-4 months. The situation will definitely improve,’ the PKN Orlen CEO predicted. 

 

Obajtek also spoke about the state oil company's cooperation with Robert Kubica. ‘We are building recognition and this recognition is very important. During the crisis, our advertising equivalent was 400 million, so it's not a question of it not paying off. It pays off very strongly,’ he said.

 

‘Orlen for four years in 100% has increased funding in sports. This is very important,’ he explained the decision to extend Orlen's cooperation with Team Alfa Romeo.