I do not accept the instrumental treatment of the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the small-time war of small-time people. I do not accept the frivolous spending of Poles’ money on indirectly financing the propaganda of pseudo-achievements. On behalf of employers and entrepreneurs, I demand that the people responsible for the farce which has taken place last Wednesday at the Warsaw Stock Exchange be held accountable! – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes for “Rzeczpospolita”.
– Just to be clear, I have no issues with the prosecution and other authorities working to clarify any doubts – should there be any – regarding the privatization of Ciech. What I am opposed to is making these efforts into a media show – he adds.
– As experience of the recent tape affair shows that the use of coercion by some Polish authorities often resembles a cabaret. But, for God’s sake, let that not be a reason to apply those means in a negligent or, to be frank, idiotic way. Apart from the benefits for the process, which are hard to ascertain given that we do not know the details, the CBA’s actions at the Ministry of Treasury and the Warsaw Stock Exchange have had tangible negative results, causing serious losses – Malinowski assesses.
The President of Employers of Poland emphasizes the negative impact of the CBA’s actions on the stock exchange. In reaction to the news of the Chairman being “escorted out”, shares have lost over 2 percent. Owners of Ciech shares have reacted even more nervously.
– Wouldn’t it be easier to invite the chairman to the prosecution’s office or to CBA and ask him to take with him the electronic devices which the authorities need? After all, thus far he has cooperated in an exemplary way and the investigation is not even concerned with the stock exchange. If they preferred the hassle and did not want to ask, why didn’t they do it quietly, considering that we are talking of the chairman of the stock exchange and not, say, a warehouse selling chemical products. Why make so much noise if the devices in question were laptops and tablets and not the key to a cruise missile? – he asks.
– The stupidity of irresponsible officials has caused losses for many citizens. One could just say ”Idiots!” and get on with one’s life. One may asked whose interests they served. Surely not the Poles, as we all lose in such situations. Therefore, these people should be excluded from public life. End of story – Malinowski concludes.