Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sponsors pull out of Polish football sponsorship

Sponsors of Polish football clubs are fed up with corruption scandals in Polish soccer, Puls Biznesu wanrs.

More and more companies are resigning from sponsoring clubs; even the sponsor of the Polish premier league, TP SA, is considering withdrawing funding. The businesspeople explain that they can’t afford jeopardising the image of their companies.

Dziennik daily writes that Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski is going to take his time before signing the Lisbon Treaty Ratification Bill, which yesterday was accepted by the Polish Senate.

First, the President wants to amend the law on co-operation between the government and both houses of parliament on issues concerning Poland’s membership in the EU, in case of any departures from the Treaty’s Ioannina mechanism - which gives nation states a blocking mechanism on decisions perceived against national interest - and the so-called ‘British protocol’ guaranteeing opt outs from the EU fundamental rights charter.

Gazeta Wyborcza publishes a new poll on political parties support. The ruling Civic Platform is still on the lead supported by 59 percent of the electorate. The largest opposition party Law and Justice can count on 23 percent of the votes. The Democratic Left Alliance, recorded still jointly with the Democratic Party as the Left Democrats (LiD) gets eight percent of the votes and the junior coalition partner, the Polish Peasants’ Party (PSL) only five percent.