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Who should decide on who is prosecuted in Poland

Kaczynski blocks Polish justice reform
Poland is the only EU country in which the minister of justice is also the attorney general. Now, the Polish government wants to create an independent prosecutor. President Lech Kaczynski intends to veto this attempt at reform. Ewa Siedlecka comments: "Lech Kaczynski has come back to big politics as a bold sheriff - the attorney general who personifies law and justice. Before [in 2000/1, when Kaczynski was both minister of justice and attorney general] the political party with this name was born. ... So it is no surprise that the president now announces his plan to veto this planned separation between the two positions. ? Luckily, it will only be a symbolic gesture, with no political import. Because in a normal country, the law ? and not government policy ? should decide who is to be prosecuted for which crime."

Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland)