Break in the Cabinet: Poland's foreign Minister resigns

After the re-election of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda just over a week ago, changes in the national draw from the conservative government. Since 2017,

Break in the Cabinet: Poland's foreign Minister resigns

After the re-election of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda just over a week ago, changes in the national draw from the conservative government. Since 2017, acting foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday the newspaper "Rzeczpospolita": "It is a good moment for a change at the top of our diplomacy." The Chairman of the ruling party, the PiS, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, had said on Sunday that there would be "after the summer holidays," changes in the Cabinet, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will, however, remain in office.

Gerhard Gnauck

Political correspondent for Poland, the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, based in Warsaw.

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The former civil rights activist, Czaputowicz was considered to be the friendly face of the government to the outside. He had shown himself distanced in respect of the government claims, to demand of Germany's war reparations. The relations to Germany, described Czaputowicz on Monday as "good", even if the statements could be seen in the German or Polish media, with the German shareholders, "as an attempt to influence our elections". But the Germans "have resigned to the fact that the current political direction in Poland will stay longer in Power".

The Ambassador is waiting for Approval

there are difficulties between the countries, however, especially in diplomatic issues. The future German Ambassador in Warsaw, Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, has been waiting nearly eight weeks to be Agrément, without the he can't compete his service in Poland. The newspaper asked Czaputowicz, whether this unusually long waiting time have to do without justification is there for something that an ancestor of the diplomats on the 15. Century was a leading knight of the Teutonic order. This takes in Poland's popular culture until today, the role of the arch-enemy. The Minister replied that he had just spoken with the current high master of the existing German order, the "a wonderful person" was. The procedure of the confirmation of the new Ambassador's move on now quickly, "there are no delays".

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 14:19

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