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Poland Ousts Head of NATO Training Center in Nighttime Raid

  • NATO says it's up to local authorities to decide appointment
  • New government has been exerting influence over institutions
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Poland’s government replaced the head of a future NATO training facility, with defense ministry officials and military police entering the provisional offices in the early hours of Friday, the latest example of the new government asserting its influence over state institutions.

The Counter Intelligence Center of Excellence was staffed with officials who weren’t supported by the government, Deputy Defense Minister Bartosz Kownacki told RMF radio. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said it was up to local authorities to decide on the appointment as the facility hasn’t yet been accredited by the alliance.