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According to another message leaked from the head of prime minister's office Michał Dworczyk's email account, he is believed to have had a discussion with the President of Constitutional Tribunal Julia Przyłębska regarding functioning of the high court. The news sparked outrage among opposition politicians who commented on the issue on Tuesday. According to Civic Platform MP Grzegorz Schetyna, this demonstrates the way in which the ruling PiS party "wants to treat the whole judicial system". Chief of the Left parliamentary club Krzysztof Gawkowski said that Dworczyk should be charged by a prosecutor, while his party colleague Tomasz Trela demanded judge Przyłębska's resignation.

"Just as we have things to work on, the Polish government has things to work on. And that’s why we have a continuing dialogue with the Polish government on democracy and rule of law, which is two ways," U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski said in an exclusive interview for "Fakty" TVN reporter Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska. He also shared some of his childhood memories, spoke about what Poland meant to his family, and how he understood his mission as ambassador. "It means a lot and it weighs heavily on me, I won’t lie to you. It means everything to and my family, because my dad loved Poland and he wanted the best for Poland," ambassador Brzezinski said.

In an address to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the organisation's Chairman-in-Office Zbigniew Rau, who also serves as Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, said "the Russian aggression against Ukraine, supported by Belarus, calls into question our European security system that was built after the end of the Cold War". He added that the international community had thought Russia's "immoral and barbaric instruments for waging war belonged to the past". "Sadly, we were wrong," Rau said.

"Poland gladly welcomes your bid to join NATO, in my country there is a political consensus to proceed with ratification as soon as possible," Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau said on Friday during his visit to Helsinki. In his opinion, Finland's accession to NATO " will strengthen the Alliance and significantly increase safety and political stability in the area of the Baltic Sea". Rau also stressed the importance of imposing further sanctions on Russia.

Asked on Thursday whether Poland's recently renewed law on the Supreme Court fulfils the milestones for the recovery plan, European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova replied: "No, it does not". "Poland will need to reflect on the conditions," she said, reiterating that the EU executive would not pay out the recovery money if Poland does not comply.

President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday (June 30) that the decisions taken by NATO at Madrid summit were "something completely opposite to what Putin wanted to achieve" by attacking Ukraine. "This whole situation is undoubtedly Russia's defeat," he added. "Russia is an aggressor and everyone can see it. It violates international law standards and commits crimes against civilians," Duda stressed.

Poland on Wednesday hailed U.S. President Joe Biden's commitment to establish the 5th Army's Headquarters in Poland as the realisation of a long-held dream that would send a clear signal to Russia. "In Poland we're gonna establish a permanent headquarters for the US Fifth Army Corps and strengthening our US NATO inter-operability across the entire eastern flank," Biden told NATO summit held in Madrid.

In a Kantar poll carried out for "Fakty" TVN and TVN24, the respondents were asked if the policy pursued by the ruling PiS party could lead to Poland's exit from the European Union. 43% of those asked think that such risk indeed exists, whereas 48% say that the ruling party policy carries no such risk. 9% did not have an opinion on this matter.