Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVN24.pl – Private television news network TVN24 reported that prosecutors have apparently interviewed Archbishop of Krakow Marek Jedraszewski in connection with the case of a priest accused of molesting a dying woman who was receiving palliative care in a hospital. The priest in question was dismissed from his role at the hospital in 2017 following reports of his behaviour, which were also sent to the Krakow Curia. But, according to TVN, the Curia failed to pass on the reports to the prosecutor's office until 2021, hence the questioning of the archbishop.
Wyborcza.pl – The Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper ran a story on how a private university in Poznan continues to operate despite it being run by a woman convicted of plagiarism and her husband, a former MP with ruling the Law and Justice party and junior ruling coalition member Solidary Poland, who is currently being investigated for fraud. One of the explanations given by the paper is that the couple apparently have ties with the government. Wyborcza points out that a number of people associated with the ruling United Right coalition have completed MBA studies at the college.
TVPInfo.pl – From Monday, Poland and the three Baltic states will stop Russian citizens entering the Schengen area for non-essential purposes such as tourism. The introduction of the restriction is due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the apparent security risk connected with allowing Russians into the EU. "Since the vast majority of Russians support the actions of Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, I think the decision to restrict the travel of Russian citizens who have Schengen visas is absolutely justified," said Marcin Przydacz, a deputy foreign minister. Russians who have to enter the EU for emergency personal reasons or are fleeing their home country to escape persecution will still be allowed to enter.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported that employees are beginning to feel the worsening economic situation in their wallets. According to a survey published in the paper, 60 percent of people working in large and medium-sized companies, and 62 percent of employees in small companies believe the financial situation of their families has deteriorated this year. One in five speaks of a significant deterioration, while only one in 10 people reported that their financial situation had improved.