|Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji|
Official governmental wall plaque
The seat of the ministry on Stefan Batory Street, Warsaw
|Headquarters||ul. Stefana Batorego 5, Warsaw |
|Parent agency||Council of Ministers|
Ministry of the Interior and Administration (Polish : Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji) is an administration structure controlling main administration and security branches of the Polish government. After Parliamentary Election on 9 October 2011 was transformed for two ministries: Ministry of Interior (Minister: Jacek Cichocki) and Ministry of Administration and Digitization (Minister: Michał Boni). It was recreated in late 2015.
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That was one of the most important governmental cabinet positions in Poland,The ministry was responsible for the following:
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The last Minister of the Interior and Administration before it was split in 2011 was Jerzy Miller.
Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration (1997)
Office reestabished (2011)
Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration (2015)
Replaced by the Minister of Internal Affairs (2011)
Office reestabished (2015)
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