Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita warned that food prices will continue to increase in 2023. The prices for dairy products, for example, could increase between 20-30 percent, while vegetables, especially imported ones, could go up by as much as 20 percent. According to experts quoted by the paper, the steepest increases could be experienced around the end of the first quarter, making Easter an expensive time for people.
TVN24.pl - The private news network TVN24 ran an article in which Weronika Mirowska, president of the Grand Press foundation, accused the state of using the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) to "try to silence free media journalists." The KRRiT has "initiated proceedings" against TVN after it broadcast a programme called 'The Power of Lies,' criticising a new report into the Smolensk air disaster.
Wyborcza.pl – In the latest in a series of articles on state-owned fuels company PKN Orlen, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza claimed that the government had intervened to make sure the firm avoided paying a windfall tax on extraordinary profits introduced by the EU. The complicated financial "trick," the newspaper wrote, was introduced in legislation made public on the last day of the year.
TVPInfo.pl – Military prosecutors have filed indictments against a Belarusian and a Russian who stand accused of spying on Poland for several years. The two allegedly worked for GRU, Russian military intelligence, from 2017 to April 2022, and concentrated their espionage work on Polish military units based in north-east Poland. They allegedly passed on information on the combat capabilities and morale of military units.