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.

TVN24 .pl – In an interview for the private television network, Marcin Przydacz, a deputy foreign minister, said that Poland's relations with Russia were now basically "frozen, and there are no diplomatic contacts." The exception, he added, were occasional meetings with Russian diplomatic staff such as one scheduled for Monday. Przydacz said that the Russian ambassador to Warsaw had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry owing to the Russia's illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine on Friday. The deputy minister described the referendums used by Moscow to justify the annexations as "pseudo-referendums." – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper alleged in a front-page story that the Re-privatisation Fund, a fund established to compensate those who lost property during the war, has been used by the government to subsidise state-owned companies. At the request of the prime minister, the State Treasury bought stocks and shares in 14 companies totalling PLN 10 billion (EUR 2 billion), the newspaper claimed. – The public broadcaster ran a story on its website on anger among ruling party Law and Justice supporters over the behaviour of protesters at public meetings held by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Law and Justice leader. As Kaczynski arrived at one meeting during the weekend one demonstrator, who was holding a small child, shouted profanities at him. "This is the language of the opposition," said Janusz Kowalski, a deputy agriculture minister. "This is how they ruin the Polish community." Other internet users criticised the demonstrators for only waving EU flags, not Polish ones, and for using bad language in front of small children. – The New Left and the Together party, two left-wing parties, will continue to co-operate in the run-up to next year's general elections, the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper reported on Monday. Outlining some of their positions, Robert Biedron, the Left's co-chairperson, said that there will be "no democracy without equality," adding that women have to have full rights when it came to abortion. He also said that there was a need to switch from carbon fuels to renewable energy.