– This is an attempt to nationalize a private enterprise under the guise of the Sino-Russian Arab threat, typical of authoritarian states – says Maciej Wittocki, president of the Leviathan Union. He adds that the Polish economy will suffer greatly after this decision.
And the deputies passed, on Wednesday evening, the media law, the so-called Lex TVN. According to the president of the Leviathan Confederation, Maceige Wittuki, it may have Serious economic consequences for Poland.
The economic and social consequences of the entry into force of the law called lex TVN will be very negative. The risk of losing investor confidence in Poland will increase because the company that decided overnight to invest huge capital with us will be excluded from the market. He says that this is an attempt to nationalize a private enterprise under the guise of the Sino-Russian and Arab threat, typical of authoritarian states.
“It is very likely that Before any American company invests even a dollar in Poland, they will think ten times. It is also a warning signal to other potential foreign investors from other countries that investments in our country are saddled with high risks. And this is in a situation where we need private investment, including foreign investment, a lot. Last year, the share of private investment in GDP was the lowest in nearly 30 years,” said a Loyatan press release.
The new media law It will eliminate the pluralism of public debate as it will directly infect one of the leading independent TV broadcasters. In the meantime, Poland needs independent media and stable protection of private property – Maciej Wittocki adds.
Lex TVN. what is going on?
Broadcasting Law Amendments Draft, Who saw the light at the end of June, and went to the House of Representatives on July 7 Changes, among other things, licensing rules for radio and television stations. It happened Addressing the seizure of control by “non-EU entities, including entities from countries that pose a significant threat to state security”, over control of television broadcasters.
According to the project, “a radio and television broadcasting license may be granted to a foreign person whose domicile or permanent residence is in a member state of the European Economic Area, but Provided you are not dependent on a company outside the European Economic Area.”
And this is exactly the case with TVN. Station owner Discovery Inc. , which is an American company. The United States does not belong to the European Economic Area.
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