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. – The state-owned TV news channel quoted Poland's President Andrzej Duda commenting reparations from Germany for the damages caused during the Second World War that Poland demands. Duda told the Gazeta Polska weekly that the Germans would do everything to avoid paying the reparations because it will cost them a lot of money. According to a report prepared by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), material losses sustained by Warsaw during WWII have been estimated at over PLN 380 billion (EUR 80.8 billion). "This is so much money that it will hit every German taxpayer financially. But we deserve these reparations," Duda said. – The biggest private daily carried a story that the medical chamber (a self-governing autonomous body) would like to verify qualifications of medical studies' graduates before they would be allowed to practice as medical doctors (MDs). Due to shortages of MDs in Poland, the government has recently allowed non-medical universities, including private ones, to run medical studies. The Polish Medical Chamber is questioning the quality of the newly opened medical departments. – The biggest private radio broadcaster carried a story on a poll conducted by United Surveys. According to results, over 70 percent of Poles believe that the country's central bank (NBP) and Monetary Policy Council (RPP) are not fighting inflation efficiently. In September, the CPI was at the level of 17.2 percent. Less than one-fifth of the pollees (18 percent) said that these institutions were fighting inflation. The respondents were also asked which expenses they would cut. Entertainment was mentioned by 19.1 percent of them and reducing number of visits to restaurants was mentioned by 18.5 percent. – The Rzeczpospolita daily carried a story that the number of freelancers in Poland increased to over 300,000, that is, 12 percent more than at the end of 2021. According to Useme, an internet platform providing services for freelancers, the majority are Millennials, 26-35 years of age. "This generation, as well as generation Z (demographic cohort succeeding Millennials) value work flexibility. This is why many of them are entering the freelance market without having previous experience of being a full-time employee," Przemyslaw Glosny from Useme said.