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Evropský parlament nedávno odsoudil pokus polské vlády zbavit Bronisława Geremka jeho poslaneckého mandátu. Geremek, vůdce Solidarity, bývalý politický vězeň a ministr zahraničí zodpovědný za vstup Polska do NATO, odmítl podepsat další v řadě prohlášení, že nebyl agentem komunistické tajné policie.

Europoslanci nazvali skutky polské vlády honem na čarodějnice a Geremek označil polský lustrační zákon za hrozbu pro občanské svobody. V reakci na to polský premiér Jarosław Kaczyński obvinil Geremka z „poškozování své vlasti“ a „vyprovokování protipolské aféry“. Tytéž fráze používali komunisté, když Geremek kritizoval jejich nemravnou vládu.

Nález polského Ústavního soudu vydaný 11. května vyškrtal valnou část lustračního zákona, čímž Geremkovo místo v Evropském parlamentu ochránil – alespoň prozatím. Lustrační zákon však byl jen jedním z mnoha nařízení v rámci systematické snahy současné polské vlády podrýt demokratické instituce a předivo země.

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