The leader of Poland’s Law and Justice party (PiS), Jarosław Kaczyński, has outlined that the party’s new Council of Ministers are of a “mostly continuation character” in an effort to build on the work PiS has already accomplished.
Kaczyński had emphasized at the weekend that this government wants to do everything to make life for Poles better in four years, and it’s hard to disagree with him.
Some changes were still made with one of the biggest being the partition of the ministry of environment. This occurred due to the new balance of forces in PiS’ coalition.
The promise to concentrate the supervision of state-owned companies in the hands of one minister was also fulfilled, as it was deemed that control stemming from industry ministers leads to chaos, including at a political level.
The decision to subject the European sector of the foreign ministry directly to the prime minister’s chancellery is also an interesting change and represents the importance of ministers operating in technocratic environments like the European Union. This development has probably occurred due to the state of EU-Polish relations, which remain delicate at this time.