Prime Minister Donald Tusk declared on 23 June he had no intention of dismissing the government officials who had been illegally taped in an eavesdropping scandal that shook Poland’s ruling party last week, writes Gazeta Wyborcza. According to Tusk, those responsible for the bugging are part of an organised crime group, and their actions have led to a destabilisation of the Polish state. The tapes published by Warsaw weekly Wprost include informal conversations between the minister of internal affairs and the central bank governor, as well as the minister of foreign affairs and a former finance minister, and have raised questions about possible unconstitutional wheeling and dealing, the true character of Poland’s relationship with the United States and the coarse language used by the politicians.