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Competition watchdog head dismissed

11th February 2014
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The dismissal is the next step after the government reshuffle which occurred back in November

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel
Courtesy of UOKiK

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, who headed the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), was dismissed by Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Monday.

“Present times bring more threats to consumers. To prevent them we need something more than a daily routine,” said government spokesperson Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, adding that the dismissal is the next step after the government reshuffle which occurred back in November and after courtesy changes in the government now its time for changes in the institutions.

Krasnodębska-Tomkiel will be acting head of UOKiK until her replacement is appointed. She has been head of UOKiK since June 2008.

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is the central organ of public administration, directly subordinate to the Prime Minister and appointed by the PM from amongst candidates selected by way of an open and competitive recruitment procedure.

 

Poland A.M.


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