The World’s Conservatives Gather in Budapest
23 September 2021
In the recent “Kaczyński tapes”, on which we hear the president of the PiS party conducting discussions on economic investments are breaking a taboo.
The leader of PiS is in on the record discussing an investment from Srebrna ltd, a company known to be a safe harbour for PiS politicians. He is talking with an Austrian contractor who demands payment for his services that were meant to prepare a skyscraper development for Srebrna and Kaczyński declines to pay for the invoice.
Kaczyński has no legal title to officially represent this company, not as a person nor as a chairman of the party, even though the recording takes place in the office of his party headquarters.
Political parties in Poland are forbidden from conducting business activity, so the myth of Kaczyński – a politician who so far has been regarded as steadfast in the fight against corruption and nepotism – is no more.