On Monday, Polish authorities intend to create an interdepartmental group to fight against manifestations of fascism and other totalitarian ideologies related to national, ethnic, racial and religious issues. Michał Dworczyk, the Head of Polish Prime Minister’s Office said it, RMF24 reports.
“An interdepartmental group to struggle against manifestations of fascism and other totalitarian ideologies will be created on Monday,” Dworczyk said.
According to him, this will be a consultative and coordinating agency. Representatives of Internal Ministry, Ministry of Justice, Foreign Ministry, Culture Ministry, police, Border Guard Service, Internal Security Agency and National Prosecutor will join the group.
“Representatives from all the ministries involved in this issue, will be working in the group,” Dworczyk stressed.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland, called it “a very good initiative”.
As BBC reported, after Polish Prime Minister claimed about “Jewish culprits”, the unknown drew swastika and anti-Polish offensive words on the gates of the Polish Embassy in Israel on February 18.
The police of Tel-Aviv is conducting the investigation.
As we reported earlier, Polish leader Andrzej Duda signed the bill with amendments to the law about the Institute of National Memory in Poland. They stipulate criminal responsibility for denial of the Volyn Massacre of the 1940s and forbid the propaganda of the 'Banderite ideology' , for public accusations of Poland of crimes during Holocaust, of helping Nazi Germany, of military crimes or crimes against humanity. The bill forbids to use the combination of words “Polish death camp” when describing concentration camps that were on the territory of Poland. Any citizen of the country, including foreigners that breached the law will have to pay a fine or be imprisoned for up to three years.
Ukraine, Israel and USA criticized the law.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine asked Duda to abstain from signing the document. Volodymyr Viatrovych, Director of Ukrainian Institute of National Memory said that discussing historic issues with Ukrainians in Poland became impossible due to this law.
Polish leader submitted new law on Institute of National Memory of Poland for the check in the Constitutional Court on February 14. Later, Polish President protested mentioning "Ukrainian nationalists" in scandalous law.