IPN given MARS office building

Ministry of State Treasury has given the IPN management of office space in Warsaw MARS building.

On the 28th June 2013, after 13 years of problems with finding a place, IPN was given office space in Warsaw’s Mokotów. The outcome is a result of the agreement between Ministry of State Treasury, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu and the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).

IPN became a permanent administrator of the office space in MARS building, located on Wołoska 7 street in Warsaw. Until now, the space belonged to Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu.

Ministry of State Treasury was long engaged into looking for a new place for IPN, because it understood the role and the importance of IPN for a democratic country. This is a crucial moment. After 13 years, localisation problems of that institution have been happily resolved – comments Włodzimierz Karpiński, Minister of State Treasury.

The regulation of the case of IPN’s location makes us very happy. I wanted to thank the management of the Ministry for its determination to solve the problem, which was going on for over 10 years. Thanks to today’s decision, we are able to start renovating and adaptation works in the building on Wołoska 7, which will allow us to move there in the autumn – said Łukasz Kamiński, President of the Institute of National Remembrance.

At the beginning of June, general assembly of ARP S.A. decided to give the real estate on Wołoska 7 to the State Treasury in place of paying dividend in cash. Then, the State Treasury has given the permanent administration of said 7,000 m2 to the IPN. This was a realisation of the agreement, signed on the 1st of October, 2012. It was signed between the Minister of State Treasury, ARP and IPN and it concerned finding a new location for IPN.

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