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. – According to an opinion poll, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the governing Law and Justice party, and Donald Tusk, the head of Civic Coalition, the largest opposition grouping, were the two worst politicians in 2022, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported. When asked who was the worst politician this year, 28.1 percent said Kaczynski while 26.4 percent pointed to Tusk. The only other politician to get into double figures was Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, who received 11.4 percent. – Private news network TVN24 reported on plans to rebuild the Saski Palace in the centre of Warsaw. The original palace was destroyed in World War Two, and now only a fragment, which houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, remains. Jan Edmund Kowalski, president of the Saski Palace company, said their aim was "not only to rebuild the wall but recreate the spirit" of the palace. "We owe this not only to past generations but also to our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren," he added. – In an interview for public broadcaster TVPInfo, Krzysztof Gawkowski, a politician from The Left, said his party was opposed to the liquidation of TVPInfo. Although he called the channel a "propaganda tube" that spat venom for the governing Law and Justice party, he said the country needed a public television but one that was "in the hands of independent experts" who gave time to all political parties. Some opposition parties have called for the axing of TVPInfo. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on attempts by the Krakow council to sell a church. The city took possession of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary when it bought a 9-hectare site in 2019. It now wants to sell the church but, so far, the Krakow Curia has shown little interest in it, even when the council offered to exchange it for green-field sites owned by the Church. Without a buyer the church could be converted to other uses.