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 governing Law and Justice party (PiS) has extended its lead over Civic Coalition, the largest opposition grouping, according to public broadcaster TVPInfo, which cited a new opinion poll. The United Surveys poll gave PiS 32.3 percent of the vote, if an election was held now, an increase of 0.5 percentage points on the same poll taken a fortnight ago. Civic Coalition got 27 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza continued its investigation into the relationship between PKN Orlen, a state-owned petro-chemicals firm, Daniel Obajtek, its CEO, and law firm SMM Legal. The paper wrote that along with conducting business to the tune of PLN 97 million (EUR 20 mln) with Orlen, SMM Legal was also working for Obajtek. The paper wants to know just how much money the law firm took from Obajtek for its services. – The restaurant sector is facing a crisis similar to the one it experienced during the Covid pandemic, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita warned. Restaurants are being battered by rising costs and inflation, leaving two thirds of them, the newspaper wrote, in a "terrible condition." Compounding their woes is the fact that between 40-50 percent of Poles, according to a survey quoted in the story, are trying to save money and will not be eating out that often. – Prosecutors and police have launched an investigation after a body was found in carpark in the small town of Kobylka, just east of Warsaw, the private broadcaster TVN24 reported. The cause of death remains un-established but according to unofficial sources quoted by TVN24 the investigation is "leaning towards homicide."