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. – Civic Coalition (KO), the main opposition grouping, is catching the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party in the polls, the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper wrote on Tuesday. In a new Ipsos poll, PiS would get 32 percent if an election was held this weekend, 5 percent more than KO. The paper said that the levels of support for the two parties are slowly converging, adding that in 2019 PiS had 41 percent while KO got 23 percent. – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper warned that skiing holidays in the Polish mountains this winter could cost much more owing to soaring prices and rising inflation. A ski pass could cost as much as 40 percent more than the previous winter, the newspaper used as an example. Guest houses, it added, may not offer food because it would be an additional cost for the owners and guests may prefer to feed themselves owing to the swirl of financial pressures. – November 15 is Equal Pay Day in the EU, public broadcaster TVPInfo pointed out. It said that in a European ranking on pay gaps between men and women, Poland came fifth, with only Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia and Italy having smaller gaps between the two sexes. In recent years Poland has overtaken the Netherlands, France, Germany and Sweden in narrowing the pay gap. – The governing United Right coalition is under growing pressure, Jan Maria Jackowski, an unaffiliated member of the Senate, the upper house of the Polish parliament, told news network TVN24. Jackowski said there were differences between the parties, in particular between Solidary Poland, a junior coalition member led by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, and Law and Justice, the dominant party. Ziobro has become a discordant voice in the coalition but despite this has retained his job. Jackowski told TVN24 that this was perhaps because the position of justice minister could give him access to "inconvenient documents" on some Law and Justice politicians.