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 biggest private radio broadcaster carried a story on ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) plans to change the election law. The draft bill may be sent to the Sejm, lower house of parliament, within two weeks. The proposed changes are the ones listed by the party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during his meetings with party supporters and include, among other modifications, a new system of counting votes and cameras that would record the process. – So far, in 2022, police in Poland have confiscated over 430 illegal firearms, including 151 handguns and 196 long guns. According to the state-owned TV news channel, this is less than in 2021, when police confiscated 760 illegal firearms. – The biggest private daily carried a story that it was still unknown who would be the spokesperson of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) as Radoslaw Fogiel became the chairman of parliamentary foreign affairs commission. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Rafal Bochenek will probably replace Fogiel. Bochenek was proposed by the former prime minister Beata Szydlo, as he was her government's spokesman. But some PiS members said it would give too much power to Solidary Poland, as Szydlo and Bohenek are currently allied with the minister of justice and Solidary Poland leader Zbigniew Ziobro. – The daily carried a story that Poles are cutting expenses on hospitality due to the economic crisis. According to and UCE Research, number of customers eating out dropped, including fast foods. McDonald's, Burger King and KFC had over 20 percent fewer customers. But there are two eateries that seem to be immune – pizzerias and Subway. In general, the restaurants' sector still has not recovered after Covid-19 pandemic. Almost 17 percent of restaurants went bankrupt and, in 2021, the restaurant market was valued at PLN 28.5 billion (EUR 6 billion), 22 percent less than in 2019.