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 newspaper focused its lead story on how restaurants and cafés in the port city of Gdynia are closing up shop owing to rising inflation and rents. Recently a couple of the city’s highest-profile restaurants, one run by celebrity chef Magda Gessler and the other by actor-turned restauranteur Marek Kondrat, have shut their doors, and there are fears that others might follow suit. What happens in Gdynia could also happen in other Polish cities, the newspaper warned. – One of the leading stories on the website of the news network TVN24’s website was on how Germany has offered to provide Poland with a Patriot missile battery. The offer comes after a stray missile from the Russia-Ukraine war landed in Poland last week, killing two people. Germany has also said its air force was also prepared to help patrol Polish skies, although the Polish Defence Ministry said that it had not received a formal offer on the offer of patrols. Public broadcaster TVPInfo cited an opinion poll saying that majority of Poles were happy with the reaction by the authorities to the missile incident that killed two people on Tuesday afternoon. According to the poll, 53.6 percent thought the response was good while 30 percent were dissatisfied with it. A further 65.7 percent thought it was right to heighten the readiness of sections of the armed forces. – Almost 3 percent of Polish households have given up buying strong alcohol in the past nine months owing to rising costs, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported. This means that some 400,000 households have cut back on buying spirits as families look to save money. Vodka sales, for example, in October fell by 28 percent, year on year, as tough economic times bite. In the past nine months, the paper said, the value of food goods purchased by Polish households has increased by 10.3 percent while the volume of purchases shrank by 2 percent.

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