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 biggest private daily carried a story on a former CIA prison in Poland. The prison operated in 2002-2003, and came about as a result of the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001. It was opened in Stare Kiejkuty, north-eastern Poland. In March 2008, Polish prosecutors initiated an investigation and discovered that prisoners were tortured which was forbidden by Polish law. In November 2020, prosecutors decided not to press charges against Polish politicians and special forces, including the then head of intelligence Zbigniew Siemiatkowski, but never informed public opinion about it. – The state-owned TV news channel quoted a poll done by the Social Changes pollster for According to the poll, 36 percent of Poles would vote for the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). The main opposition party, Civic Coalition, would get 28 percent of the votes and the Poland 2050 party would place third with 10-percent support. The Left would receive 8-percent backing, as would the far-right Confederation. The pro-agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL) would obtain 5 percent of the votes and would be the last one above the 5-percent threshold required to gain seats in parliament. – The Rzeczpospolita daily reported that the Polish government cannot afford to continue providing aid at the current level to Ukrainian refugees. So far, Poland has spent PLN 5.5 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) on social benefits for Ukrainians. This is why, next year, refugees who are in refugee camps will have to pay for accommodation. According to the interior ministry, there are over 85,000 refugees in such camps. Currently, in total, there are over a million Ukrainians in Poland.