Masovian voivode annulled the landscape resolution of the City Council of the Capital City of Warsaw. In the justification, he pointed to a significant violation of the procedure for preparing a resolution, including on the lack of reconciliation with the Mazowiecki Conservator of Monuments and re-displaying the project for public viewing after introducing numerous changes in the resolution.
A resolution of the City Council of the Capital City of Warsaw on the principles and conditions of situating small architecture objects, advertising boards, and advertising devices, as well as fences (so-called landscape resolution), was adopted on January 16, 2020. Its task implicitly was to regulate where and how you can place ads.
Explanatory proceedings regarding the Warsaw landscape resolution were initiated by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in early February. The office's concerns were raised by the possibility that AMS of the Agora group would create a monopoly and eliminate other advertising companies from the market.
"The proposed regulations regulate the issue of placing advertising media in Warsaw. In practice, one of the few permitted forms of advertising in the Capital City of Warsaw would be media at public transport stops, currently controlled by one content provider," the office said.