Representatives of the Tuchów commune in the province Lesser Poland received today a symbolic check for 250,000 zł. The money comes from the Justice Fund, which is supposed to help crime victims. The subsidy is to be spent on voluntary fire brigades.
The Tuchów commune “became famous” for the fact that last year it adopted the promoted by of the law a resolution on the so-called LGBT free zone. For this reason, the French commune of Saint-Jean-de-Braye broke off cooperation with Tuchów (after 25 years). At the end of July, Helena Dalli, the European Commissioner for Equality, announced that the municipalities (and five others) had not applied for support under the Town Partnership program. The community applied for a subsidy of EUR 18,000.
Today, the head of the Ministry of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, announced that he would support “municipalities harassed by The European Commission“Ziobro informed that the ministry accepted the application of the Tuchów commune for financial support and awarded her with the amount three times higher than the one” received by Mrs. Dalli “- PLN 250 thousand.
– We have good news for this commune, but also for every commune in the future that would be harassed in this way by the European Commission for ideological reasons – said Ziobro.
Monika Rosa, a member of the Civic Coalition, commented on the situation. – This is an open reward for spreading aggression and exclusion in Poland. Such situations only intensify the campaign against LGBT + people and make them feel even more threatened – emphasizes the deputy from Silesia.
– The money comes from the Justice Fund, which was supposed to support the victims. The paradox is that in this case it rewards those who hurt and exclude others, Rosa believes.
As we have already written on Onet, the method of allocating money under Justice Fund raises considerable doubts. In recent years, the money went to organizations close to the Church, including those belonging to Father Rydzyk. The activities of the Fund were also monitored by NIK. The Chamber decided that as much as 86 percent. funds from the Justice Fund were spent in 2019 alone in a “non-purposeful and wasteful manner”.
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