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 public broadcaster led with a story on how police in the south-western town of Opole found a barrel buried in a forest stashed with 240 kilograms of clephodrone and amphetamine, in liquid and solid forms. The discovery came in the wake of the arrest of a drugs dealer. Police suspected he had a haul of illegal narcotics somewhere in the forest and it took two days searching with specially trained sniffer dogs to unearth the barrel. – Ukraine would probably have not survived if it had not been for the support of the Polish city of Rzeszow, President Andrzej Duda said in a story covered by the private news network TVN24. The city, which lies not far from Ukraine, has been on the front line of Polish and international aid programmes for Ukraine, and has also been the first place of refuge for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Ukraine. Duda, who was speaking at a gala dinner in the city, did not elaborate. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that the investigation into Tuesday’s missile blast may well take a long time. Although there is evidence that the projectile that caused the explosion which killed two was a Ukrainian S-300, working out its trajectory and just why it crashed in Poland may prove harder to ascertain. Investigators may also have to work with Ukrainian specialists, something which could require diplomatic skills. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza looked at the state of Polish wind energy, writing that it is underdeveloped and held back by regulations. In Poland in 2021 wind farms provided 11.6 percent of Poland’s energy while in Germany it was 23 percent. The paper also pointed out that a report by the Polish Academy of Science on wind farms found that they posed no threat to human health. Despite this a law which will loosen some of the regulations on the spacing of wind turbines has been stalled in the lower house of the Polish parliament.