Few shadows lies on the whole story. Isn’t it puzzling that Australians knew exactly where to look for the LZW golden-coal-vein? Did the former CEO of Bogdanka Miroslaw Taras had anything to do with it, as he was surely aware of LWB’s plans before he left the company conflicted with Supervisory Board and joined PD Co as an advisor? Another question that could be raised: is the whole Jan Karski mine a real deal? Or is it just a tool to bully Bogdanka and force them to buy entire Lublin Coal Project and unblock their expansion?
Also from the political point of view, the story of Australian involvement shapes rather interesting. When we’ve first heard of PD Co, they had a strong back in the government at that time. Artur Kluczny, Vce President of the company was previously the director of PM’s Secretariat. Two members of Supervisory Board were also linked with the PO-PSL government: Jacek H. Jezierski was the former Chief National Geologist and Patrycja Wolinska-Bartkiewicz was an Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure.
All that and the fact that new political power in Poland seems to be more national-oriented on the subject of economy, it should be obvious that in the conflict between Australians and LW Bogdanka, PiS will support Polish producer. But money has no nationality and company’s origin is not the case.
Two years ago, one of PD Co’s strongest parliamentary supporters was Beata Mazurek, very influential MP from Chelm region – the same one from which Wolinska-Bartkiewicz comes from. Both ladies do realize, that Jan Karski Mine, which is supposed to be built in their electoral district might bring both local-taxes income and jobs (2,000 estimated) to one of the poorest regions in Poland. Either the mine will be built or not, for Mazurek and her formation it is best to keep Jakimowicz side, despite the fact that he has close links to Platforma Obywatelska. We guess that Zbigniew Stopa just realized that he is on his own now and that’s probably why he is grinding his teeth so much.