Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita led with a story on how Giorgia Meloni, the new Italian prime minister, has either met or spoken to a number of European leaders or key politicians but has so far made no contact with the Polish government. The lack of contact comes despite Meloni’s right-wing government apparently having much in common with Poland’s, including an antipathy to the EU. It had been speculated that the Italian government might take Poland’s side in its bruising battles with Brussels, but, the paper said, it may step back from this in order to keep good relations with the EU. It is possible, Rzeczpospolita added, that Meloni might meet Morawiecki on her way to Kyiv, a journey that takes her into Poland. The Italian leader plans to make a trip to Ukraine in the near future.
TVN24.pl - Prosecutors have ruled out the involvement of a third party in the murder of a woman and her two children in Tarnow earlier this month. The three victims were found dead alongside the woman’s husband, who is believed to have died from self-inflicted wounds. All four died from cuts and stab wounds. It has also been revealed that both police and prosecutors had been aware for about a month that the woman had reported her husband to the authorities for psychological abuse.
TVP.pl – Public-broadcaster TVPInfo carried a story on "disturbing news" from Poland’s border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. The Interior Ministry has reported that the Russian authorities might try to manufacture a migration crisis similar to the one seen last year on the border with Belarus when thousands of people tried to get into Poland. TVPInfo quoted Blazej Pobozy, a deputy interior minister, as saying that money for new border security equipment has been earmarked in next year’s budget.
Wyborcza.pl - There is a "mutiny" in the Monetary Policy Council, the body that sets interest rates, according to Gazeta Wyborcza. The paper reported that some newly elected members of the council oppose the inflation policy of Adam Glapinski, the head of the Polish national bank. They feel that he is not taking sufficient action to rein in inflation in Poland, which could soon hit 20 percent. Despite the high rate of inflation Glapinski has shied away from further hikes in interest rates, to the disappointment of some. Members have also complained, apparently that their views and supporting evidence are not taken into account by the bank’s head.