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Someone really wanted to listen to the Polish Cabinet meeting

Someone planned to listen in on Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s meeting with his cabinet on Tuesday, according to security officials, who say they found and “dismantled” listening devices in the meeting room. “The State Protection Service, in cooperation with the Internal Security Agency, detected and dismantled devices that could be used for eavesdropping in the room where today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers will be held in Katowice,” Rep. Jacek Dobrzynski wrote on X., according to Reuters. He told a local TV station that the devices could record both audio and video, according to Deutsche Welle. It is unclear who installed these devices or how long they have been in place. Dobrzynski noted that it was possible “that these were devices installed years ago and not discovered earlier,” according to DW.

The usual weekly Cabinet meeting was moved from Warsaw to Katowice, where an economic conference in which Tusk is taking place is taking place, according to DW. “Ministers were due to discuss energy policy, including the transition away from coal and a program to ease the impact of high electricity prices on vulnerable households,” Reuters reports. It adds that “Poland is on heightened espionage alert” while serving “as a hub for Western military supplies to Ukraine.” In recent weeks, Polish authorities infiltrated an alleged Russian spy network whose alleged actions included “organizing pro-Russian initiatives and media campaigns in EU countries”, the Polish Agency said internal security, according to Reuters. Tuesday’s meeting reportedly went as planned. (More stories about Poland.)