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 Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper wrote that Law and Justice (PiS), the governing party, wants to establish a state commission to investigate "Russian influences on the internal security of Poland." Wyborcza wrote that the commission, which could be heavily influenced by PiS, could be used by the ruling party to target its opponents, most notably Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform, the main opposition party, and a former prime minister. – As many as 353 foreigners who entered the EU illegally have been transferred to Poland from other EU countries in the last four months, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Tuesday. They were sent to Poland under the regulations of an EU agreement that allows member states to return irregular migrants to the first EU state they entered. The paper wrote that if more people are returned to Poland it could place increasing pressure on Polish services already under immense strain from dealing with the Ukrainian refugee crisis. Last year, thousands of people attempted to get into Poland from Belarus. – Public news broadcaster TVPInfo ran a story questioning why the deputy editor of the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Jaroslaw Kurski, was able to hire the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk for a presentation of his new book for just PLN 2,500 (EUR 533). According to internet users, TVP wrote, this is under half the normal asking price for renting the centre's auditorium. The alleged preferential rate has angered some, TVP continued, because the centre receives state subsidies. – The parliamentary justice committee has rejected a no-confidence motion in Zbigniew Ziobro, the Polish justice minister. The motion was submitted by opposition MPs who claim Ziobro poses a threat to Poland's EU membership and its democratic values. In turn, the justice minister, who attended the vote, accused his opponents of doing the bidding of Brussels and Berlin rather than standing up for Poland.