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 biggest private daily carried a story that a month after its official opening the Vistula Split is used mainly by small tourist yachts. The new waterway was supposed to take ships sailing across the Vistula Lagoon from the port of Elblag to the Baltic sea. Before the opening of the Split, boats had to sail round through the Strait of Baltiysk in waters belonging to Russia. But the waterway connecting the Elblag seaport with the Split had not yet been constructed thus boats sail there. They only can turn back, as there are no ports along the Split. The state offers PLN 100 million (EUR 20.9 million) towards constructing the waterway but wants a majority of shares of the Elblag seaport, currently owned by the city authorities.
TVPInfo.pl – Polish president Andrzej Duda told RAI television (Italian state-owned TV) that for the security of Europe and the world Russian imperialism needs to be stopped. "It's often commented that the Polish reaction to the war on Ukraine, to Russian aggression on Ukraine, is very emotional," Duda said. "We know what Russian aggression means, we know what Russian occupation means, and we know what it means to be in Russian captivity," he added. According to Polish president, there is only one just solution – Ukraine must return to its internationally accepted borders.
rp.pl – The Rzeczpospolita daily carried a story that the number of Poles planning to emigrate is increasing. According to HR company Randstad, every fourth Pole plans to work abroad. The biggest number of job offers are in Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. On top of that, already 7 percent of Poles plan to leave the country permanently.
RMF24.pl – Poles are taking short term loans more often than a year ago, the biggest private radio broadcaster reported. The value of short term loans increased 33 percent. In September alone, Poles borrowed PLN 850 million (EUR 177.4 million). This increase is not only a result of inflation but also the exclusion of some groups from access to banking products due to high interest rates. These groups look for loans from non-banking companies, many of which are loan sharks.