New Agriculture Minister
Prime Minister Donald Tusk has appointed Stanislaw Kalemba as the new Minister of Agriculture. He replaces Marek Sawicki who was forced to resign earlier this month over a corruption scandal.
Mr Kalemba (65) is a member of the Polish People’s Party (PSL) the junior coalition member and has been a member of parliament since 1991. He has been critical of the government in his role as chairman of the parliament’s agriculture committee and is not considered to be a favourite replacement for Mr Tusk. Mr Kalemba’s son works in the Agricultural Market Agency (ARR) which comes under the control of the agriculture ministry which could create a conflict of interest.