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 – Most Poles hold the government responsible for Poland's failure to get access to billions of euros in EU funding, according to a poll published in the Rzeczpospolita newspaper. The poll found that 63.9 percent of respondents put the blame on the government as a whole while only 17 percent blamed the European Commission. For those who consider the government at fault, most people (26 percent) blame Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, and his Solidary Poland party, a junior ally in the ruling coalition, for the lack access to the money.
TVN24.pl – Private news network TVN24 carried a story on the travails of the Hrycyszyn family from Zabrze. The family totals 15 owing to the parents having 13 adopted children along with their own two children. In order to have a rare holiday together, the parents bought an old bus but the vehicle caught fire as they drove to the Bieszczady Mountains, destroying itself and all their luggage in a blaze. The social services said they would examine the family's situation owing to how important the bus was to them.
Wyborcza.pl – The government could introduce a motorcycle ambulance service to help speed up response times, the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper reported, along with the possibility of the Fire Brigade providing an ambulance service. The paper said that while it is possible that motorbike paramedics could get to people quickly, the conventional ambulance service could be reduced as it fights to retain its highly-trained medical staff.
TVPInfo.pl – Public broadcaster TVP looked at recent police successes in tackling criminal gangs that target lorries. It highlighted one operation that led to the arrest of four and the recovery of goods worth around EUR 214,000. The gang had been robbing lorries in Germany. In another incident, Polish police, working with their German counterparts, managed to arrest two and recover 97 televisions and 314 seat-belt sets for luxury cars, worth an estimated PLN 650,000 (EUR 138,000).