Today’s news round up in Poland

Today’s news round up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called Russia "an empire of evil and an empire of lies," the private television news channel TVN24 reported. Morawiecki went on the attack during a meeting with his Slovak counterpart in Bratislava. He added that under President Vladimir Putin, Russia had become a country bent on colonising its neighbours in order to exploit their resources. Poland's voice in Europe, he continued, which was once ignored, is now seen a "prophetic." – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper ran a story on how Jacek Kurski, who was dismissed from his role as head of public broadcaster TVP earlier this month, might become minister for digitalisation. The paper wrote that Kurski has his supporters in government circles despite TVP becoming critical of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, under his watch. It has also been speculated that he could become culture minister, although no final decision has yet been made. – The publically-owned television network ran a story on Przemslaw Czarnek, the education minister, saying that the government had increased pay for teachers and invested in educational infrastructure. His claims, reported TVPInfo, come as teachers' unions mull going on strike owing to, according to one union leader, "the very bad situation in education" at the moment. Protests by teachers about their salaries and working conditions have remained symbolic since the start of the academic year. – Talks between Poland's main opposition parties on a common programme that could lay the foundations of coalition government are continuing, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The programme would be put into place if the current United Right ruling coalition is unseated in next year's general election. The talks aim to bridge the gaps between Poland's sometimes quite disparate opposition parties.

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