EC suits Poland vs. independence of UKE head

01-02-2008, 14:08

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – The European Commission sued Poland yesterday. The reason: lack of independence of the head of UKE, the Office of Electronic Communications. The law allowing to avoid the penalty may come too late.

The European Commission does not like present law which does not state clearly that the CEO of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) serves for a term. Prime Minister may easily dismiss the CEO. EC believes this means that the office is not independent enough. Poland may avoid the penalty if amendment is introduced to the present law before the European Court of Justice makes its decision. The amendment prepared by the Ministry of Infrastructure provides for 5-year-long term for UKE CEO and makes it more difficult to dismiss him. The ministry representatives wanted the bill to be voted by MPs in January. The bill has not arrived to the parliament yet.

The problem is that the law is object to tough political clashes. It may lead to changing managements of public media. Antoni Mezydlo, PO MP believes that the law should be approved by the parliament till the end of March. The president will probably veto the law to delay changes in the media managements. This in turn may postpone implementation of regulations introducing independence of UKE.

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