Polish Authorities No Longer Seek to Amend Public Collections Act

The Ministry of the Interior has decided to abandon its plans to amend the Public Collections Act. The decision follows a review of comments submitted by social organizations. One of the proposed amendments was to introduce measures that would authorize the Ministry of the Interior to prohibit or block a public collection or change the purpose of the donated monies based on the ambiguous and broadly defined criteria of "a violation of the public policy or an important public interest."