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 Polish daily carried a story on an ongoing conflict between Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, and Zbigniew Ziobro, the minister of justice. Ziobro is the leader of the Solidary Poland party within the ruling United Right (ZP) coalition. On Monday, Jacek Ozdoba, the deputy minister of climate and a member of Solidary Poland, was stripped of all responsibilities but not dismissed from the ministry. It was due to the fact that he publicly criticised Morawiecki. Ziobro told the weekly Sieci that his party would have already left the government if it did not mean that opposition leader Donald Tusk would come to power. Recently, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Law and Justice party (PiS), the major party of ZP, admitted that there is tension between the prime minister and the minister of justice but added that Ziobro simply "doesn’t see all complications." – Two Poles, Janusz Szeremta and Krzysztof Tyfel, who were fighting Russia in Ukraine, have been killed on the frontline. They served in the International Legion for the Defence of Ukraine. The right-wing website carried a PAP story on one of them. Szeremeta was from southern Poland and volunteered to fight for Ukraine although he had no military experience. "I never heard him say he was scared," Jakub Piskorek, a friend of Szeremet, told PAP. – The daily carried a story on research conducted and published by Google. According to the world's major search engine, Russian aggression against Ukraine was the major topic Poles looked for. Among the other most popular topics were inflation, economic crisis, increased prices of fuels and prices of coal. Poles were also searching information about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. – According to a poll carried out by United Surveys for the biggest private radio broadcaster, the majority of Poles (57 percent) think that Poland should give up in a dispute with the European Commission (EC) to get access to the bloc's post-pandemic Recovery and Resilience Facility. Almost 22 percent think that Poland should not give up. The EC approved Poland's National Recovery Plan (KPO) in early June, opening the way for Warsaw to get EUR 23.9 billion in grants and EUR 11.5 billion in cheap loans, but so far the EC has refused to grant Poland access to the funding until it meets several rule-of-law milestones.