The Good Changes non-party parliamentary group, an initiative of former Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin, held an initial meeting and chose its leadership on Friday. Mr Gowin was chosen president and the deputies are Eugeniusz Kłopotek from the Polish People's Party and Mirosław Pluta from the Civic Platform.
Mr Gowin said that the group wants to support the government in lawmaking by preparing draft regulations in areas such as supporting small and medium-sized businesses, increasing economic freedom and increasing citizens' participation in democratic processes.
Mr Gowin said that he wants to support the government in helping SMEs, expanding economic freedom and pro-family policy. “It's a platform to create good projects, such that are not proposed by the government. We don't want to be a competition to Mr Tusk's cabinet, but to support it,” Mr Gowin concluded.
The former minister added that MPs from all parties are welcome in the group. It now consists of conservative members of the Civic Platform and Polish People's Party politicians. Przemysław Wipler, who recently left the Law and Justice party, announced his intention to join the group as well.
Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński said that he finds the name interesting, and hopes “it is not another marketing tool to do something, while not doing anything, and to be in the party while not being in one at the same time.”
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