Newly appointed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) speaks after receiving his nomination from President Andrzej Duda during a government swearing-in ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, December 11, 2017. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND.


New government is left without the Foreign Minister Witold Washikowski and Defense Minister Antoni Mazieriewicz. It is reported by with the reference to Rzeczpospolita.

President of Poland Andrzej Duda on Tuesday appointed new members of the Council of Ministers. The new leaders were appointed for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Health.

Teresa Chervinsky became the Minister of Finance and Jerzy Kwiecinsky was appointed for the post of Minister of Investments and Development. Before Jerzy, Mateusz Moravecki was the head of the finance and development departments.

The President appointed Yadvyga Emelyevich as Minister of Enterprise and Technology, Jacek Chuputovych – Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lukash Shumovsky – Minister of Health.

Mariusz Blashchak, who until now was the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, became Minister of National Defense, and the new head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration from now on will be Joachim Brudzinsky ex- Vice-Speaker of the Sejm.

Henrik Kovalchyk, who used to be the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers, was appointed as Minister of the Environment. Andrzej Adamczyk became Minister of Infrastructure.

Earlier, the Polish president, Andrzej Duda dismissed: Minister of Health Konstanty Radziwill, Environment Minister Jan Shyszko, Minister of National Defense Antoni Mazieriewicz, Minister of Digitalization Anna Strezhinsk and Foreign Minister Witold Vaschikovsky.

In early December, the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, dismissed the government of Beata Shidlo and appointed Mateusz Moravecki as prime minister of Poland. A few days later, the president appointed Moravetsky’s government. The new prime minister at the same time became head of the finance and development ministry, and ex-prime minister Beata Shidlo became vice premier for social policy. The rest of the Council of Ministers has not changed.

In mid-December, the first changes were made at the Office of the Prime Minister of Poland. Former Deputy Minister of Defense Michal Dvorchik became chairman Council of Ministers` Office, replacing Beat Kemp in this post. MP Marek Sushki, chairman of the Sejm Commission on State Treasury, and a member of the Amber Gold scam committee, became Prime Minister’s post, taking office after Elzhbieta Vitek.

MP from “Law and Justice”, Joan Koptsinskaya, replaced Rafal Bohanek as Speaker of the Government. Kemp received a new task at the Office of the Prime Minister of Poland – the coordination of humanitarian assistance and refugee issues.