Consultation of the opposition on the tax on advertising. Gowin and Hołownia were invited to the talks

On Tuesday at At 11 am, the opposition will hold a consultation meeting on the government-proposed tax on advertising.

We want to clearly show the position: freedom of the media or the death of democracy – said Krzysztof Gawkowski, the head of the Left club.

At the beginning of February, a bill was entered into the list of government legislative works, the consequence of which will be the introduction of a premium for Internet and conventional advertising. According to the assumptions, half of the income from contributions is to to the National Health Fund, as well as to the National Monument Protection Fund and the newly created Fund for Supporting Culture and National Heritage in the Media Area. Last Wednesday, a significant part of private media protested in the joint action “Media without a choice”, which was a response to the government’s announcement that this project was being prepared.

On Tuesday at 11 a meeting on this project is to be held in the Sejm. As Krzysztof Gawkowski, head of the Left-wing club, said, this is a meeting at the invitation of three opposition clubs, but representatives of the Confederation or members of the United Right may also attend. – We want to be clear about the position: freedom of the media or the death of democracy – he said.

– We want to be those who are not afraid to raise the banner of the fight against PiS at a time when it is clearly visible that there is a turning point in the United Right. The entire united opposition – including the Confederation, including anyone from PiS, because it is worth talking to the devil here – which will oppose Morawiecki’s tax on the media, should resist Kaczyński on Tuesday and say: “no pasaran”, there is no consent to pass this Rubicon , which is to tighten and gag the media in Poland – emphasized Gawkowski.

Krzysztof Gawkowski (P) from the Left wants to say: “No pasaran” to Jarosław Kaczyński on the media tax. Photo Flickr / Sejm of the Republic of Poland

Consultations on the blocking of the government-proposed tax on advertising were announced on Thursday by the head of the Civic Platform, Borys Budka, who announced that the deputy prime minister and head of the Covenant Jarosław Gowin and the leader of the Polska 2050 movement Szymon Hołownia will also be invited to talks.

The Koalicja Polska club sends a wide representation to the meeting; will be, among others: the president of PSL Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz or the deputy speaker of the Sejm Piotr Zgorzelski and media experts. The chairman of the KP Program Council, Magdalena Sobkowiak, who will also be at the meeting, said that KP is strongly against the tax on advertising. “We believe there should be no new taxes during the crisis,” she said. – We believe that this law is an attempt to close some private media, an attempt to attack private media and follow Orban’s path – she added.

On Wednesday, a joint statement of the heads of the clubs: KO, Lewica and KP-PSL was issued, and these three clubs submitted identical draft resolutions of the Sejm, in which the government is called to “withdraw from the bill on the contribution from advertising revenues and divide the public media”.

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