Opinia prawna w sprawie dopuszczalności uczestnictwa posłów w konferencjach zagranicznych i otrzymywania z tego tytułu honorarium
Legal opinion on the permissibility of participation of the Deputies in international conferences and receiving an honorarium for these activities
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It was found that the Act on the Exercise of the Mandate of a Deputy or Senator, like other legislation, does not contain provisions which expressly forbid participation of the Deputies and Senators in international conferences and acceptation of remuneration for these activities. However, participation in foreign conference by a Deputy and acceptance of any gratuity therefor should not undermine the confidence of voters. To determine, if voters confidence may be affected, factors such as: the nature of the organizer of the conference, the theme of the conference and subject matter of the presentation given must be taken into account. The author points out that giving a speech at a foreign conference by a Deputy does not need to be reported to the Marshal of the Sejm in accordance with Article 33 para. 1 of the Act on the Exercise of the Mandate of a Deputy or Senator, if preparation and giving the lecture are subject to copyright.
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