Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVPInfo.pl – The public broadcaster reported on the arrest of Mariusz D. "a true legend of the capital’s underworld." Mariusz D, who goes by the nickname 'Transplant' rose to prominence in the 1990s, and headed one of Warsaw’s most notorious gangs. He also attracted attention because he was a bishop in an obscure Christian church. The gangster was arrested following an investigation into an alleged invoice scam that defrauded the tax office.
TVN24.pl – The housing loan market in Poland has crashed, according to a story run by the private news network TVN24. It reported that in October just over 13,000 people applied for a loan, a 67.2 percent decrease on the same period last year. The station cited experts who said that increasing inflation rates coupled with economic uncertainty meant people were not looking to buy a home. The number of queries into housing loans is also at one its lowest rates in the 14 years this information has been recorded.
RP.pl – A report by the Polish Language Council, which monitors the use of Polish, has thrown up some unwanted results, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The report found that Polish was losing some its prestige in academic writing with more and more scientists preferring to write in English. It also found disturbing examples of poor Polish. Contracts written by telecommunications firms, for example, sometimes had sentences that ran to more than 100 words, and which "would require a doctorate to understand them".
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the government might "soften" its stance in a conflict with the EU over the rule of law in order to get access to a post-pandemic recovery fund. The government intends to submit to Brussels a number of documents outlining changes to the judicial system that could meet the conditions set by the EU for Poland to get the money.