Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper ran an interview with Prof Robert Czerniawski, a hydro-biologist, who warned that there could be a repeat of the disaster that struck the River Odra this year that killed thousands of fish. He said that a recent report into the calamity was correct in attributing the fish deaths to an algae bloom but added the reason for the algae was human activity. People, said Czerniawski, had dumped saline water and "biological compounds" into the river, helping create the ideal environment for algae to flourish. Another problem is that much of the dead river life now lies at the bottom of the Odra and when the weather warms up next summer its decomposition could contribute to another algae bloom.
TVPInfo.pl – President Andrzej Duda said that the Polish authorities had spoken to the US about the possibility of sharing nuclear weapons, the public broadcaster said on Wednesday. Under sharing, Nato allows US nuclear weapons to be deployed in other member states although they remain under the ownership of the United States. In case of conflict they could be deployed by the infrastructure of the host country but only with the permission of Washington and Nato high command. The president said that the issue of sharing was an "open topic".
Rp.pl – While the general labour market is slowly feeling the effects of the global economic slowdown, the software and computer programming sector is flourishing in Poland, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote on Wednesday. According to the paper, 68 percent of programming companies were optimistic about the future, and over half of them plan to hire more people and increase wages by around 16 percent. The only major factor holding the sector back is, apparently, its inability to find qualified and experienced staff.
TVN24.pl – The government is warning people not to take potassium iodide tablets without advice from the state authorities, the private news network TVN24 said. The tablets can block certain effects of radiation, and the Polish authorities have distributed them in case of a radiation leak caused by the fighting in Ukraine. But despite heightened fears of a nuclear disaster Blazej Pobozy, a deputy interior minister, said people should not take them unless there is an official warning of a radiation leak. Doctors have warned that inappropriate use of the tablets can do more harm than good.