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. – Russia has opened a new route for migrants looking to get into Poland across the Belarusian border, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on Monday. The migrants travel to Moscow on a Russian tourist visa valid for one month and are then taken by smugglers to Belarus. One migrant quoted in the paper said it took him 12 hours to travel the 700 kilometres from Moscow to Minsk, with four car changes. They then are taken straight to the border. – Public broadcaster TVP wrote on its website that 66 percent of Poles, according to a poll, want the Polish parliament to pass legislation on the judicial system that should unblock Polish access to billions of euros in EU funding. So far the EU has stopped Poland getting the money owing to concerns over the rule of law. The legislation, tabled by Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland’s coalition government, is an attempt to allay those concerns. – Polish financial support for Ukraine amounts to around PLN 40 billion (EUR 8.54 bln). Of that money PLN 15.9 bln (EUR 3.39 bln) is state aid while the rest is made up by private contributions. The paper said that research showed that 77 percent of the Polish population has helped Ukrainian refugees in one way or another while 7 percent took refugees into their own homes. – Robert Biedron, an opposition politician from the Left party, has accused the Law and Justice, the dominant party, of "tripping over its own feet" when it comes to securing EU funding, in an interview for the private news network TVN24. Biedron said that the current government will be the first one to fail to secure funding from the EU since Poland joined the bloc in 2004.