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The U.S ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher speaks with Krzysztof Szczerski, an advisor to Polish President Andrzej Duda during the annual Armed Forces review during a national holiday, in Katowice, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Large crowds turned out for the celebration which this year included a fly-over by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Trump’s former ambassador returns to Poland with new role

Georgette Mosbacher, the controversial former US ambassador to Poland nominated by President Donald Trump, is to return to Poland to take up a post on the board of a nuclear power venture

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: tvp.info

Georgette Mosbacher has become a member of the board of IP3, a US company that is currently advising a Polish nuclear power consortium on introducing nuclear power to Poland. She will be responsible for IP3 projects in Poland.

Last week, the Polish ZE PAK consortium, together with Synthos, announced their intention to build a nuclear power station in Pątnow using BWRX-300 reactors designed by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).

Michael Hewitt, the founder and CEO of IP3, said that nuclear energy will play a key role in power generation and that the aim of his company is for highly industrialized countries to be able to apply the most advanced technologies in order to successfully realize climate goals.

Mosbacher said that the involvement of the private sector with its capacity for innovation will help Poland and other countries involved in the Three Seas initiative to be able to access clean energy and attain energy security.

Media mogul Zygmunt Solorz is the majority shareholder in ZE PAK. In his remarks, Solorz pointed out that nuclear projects in all parts of the world have to face a complex regulatory and political environment.

This was why IP3 has been called in, which is expected to provide expertise that is missing in Poland.

During her term in Poland as the US ambassador, Georgette Mosbacher was frequently criticized by Polish conservative journalists and politicians. It was often said that Mosbacher exceeded her diplomatic competencies by interfering with Poland’s internal affairs. She was, for example, very critical of the Polish government’s stance on LGBT issues and media law.

Title image: The U.S ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher speaks with Krzysztof Szczerski, an advisor to Polish President Andrzej Duda in 2019. (AP images)