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 ran on a story on the detention of five people for their alleged role in a "brazen scam" that defrauded the Polish Football Association (PZPN) of over PLN 1 million (EUR 200,000). According to prosecutors, the scam was based on a fictitious deal struck between the PZPN and a company that said it would arrange sponsorship deals. In return for the "fictitious" sponsorship contracts, the PZPN unwittingly gave the firm large commissions, which, in turn, helped fund the lifestyles of the suspects. – The newspaper ran a story on the legal case surrounding Ewa Siedlecka, a journalist who was sued by a judge for defamation. In an article published in 2019, Siedlecka made an error in a story about Judge Przemyslaw Radzik. She apologised and corrected the mistake but was still sued. Despite her winning an initial judgement, the case against Siedlecka has continued, and now it will be heard by a judge the newspaper describes as one of the "closest associates" of Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. – Shops are looking forward to a Black Friday spending spree, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote, although turnover may be weaker than in previous years. According to the newspaper, one in five Poles plans to spend around PLN 500 (EUR 106) over the period but they could find their money will buy them less. Deals and discounts may not be as good as last year owing to factors such as inflation. The private news network TVN24 led with how large parts of Poland were covered with snow on Thursday morning. The heaviest snowfalls were seen in the southern, south-eastern and central parts of the country, and they could amount to 10-15 centimetres in some areas. At the same time, there are also warnings of dense fog and freezing rain.