Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poland’s National Institute of Remembrance denies digging for dirt on Prime Minister

According to Polish Radio, the spokesperson for the Poland’s National Institute of Remembrance (IPN) has firmly denied media allegations that the institute has been searching for compromising material on Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
IPN’s Andrzej Arseniuk commented on the recent story from the portal, which published an excerpt from a recent interview with the current Prime Minister: "I heard that a couple of historians from the IPN intensively cooperated with Law and Justice politicians before the campaign," said Tusk.

This might mean, according to the portal, that the institute was digging for dirt on Tusk before the 2005 presidential and parliamentary elections, in particular, any evidence of his eventual contacts with the Communist secret services. Arseniuk assured that no such operation took place.