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. – Private broadcaster TVN24 ran a story on why there is no probationary period for young drivers who have just got their driving licence. The period, which would require the driver to drive under the speed limit and impose tougher penalties if they break the rules of the road, should have been introduced around 10 years ago but has been stalled by numerous delays. TVN24 reported that the New Year has so far been marked by a spate of accidents involving young drivers including one which claimed the lives of three teenagers in Lublin. – The Polish firm iTaxi, which has been described as the Polish version of Uber, is thinking about entering the Czech and Slovak markets, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported. Jaroslaw Grabowski, iTaxi’s CEO, told the paper that they are thinking about international expansion and have also looked at the Croatian market. He also said that they have a lot of interest from potential partners, with even companies from Greece and Scandinavia getting in touch with them. Public broadcaster reported that Matty Cash, one of the biggest names in Polish football, could be signing for top-flight English club Chelsea. Cash, who was born in England but plays for Poland owing to having Polish grandparents, was one of the stand-out performers for the Polish national team in last year’s World Cup. TVPInfo reported that Chelsea are trying to lure the player away from his present club, Aston Villa. – Without the money from an EU post-pandemic recovery fund Law and Justice will not win this year’s general elections, an "important" associate of Mateusz Morawiecki, told the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. Access to the funding has been stalled, in part, due to the opposition of a junior member of the governing coalition government. The comments by the associate precede attempts this week by Law and Justice to get legislation, which it hopes will unlock the funding by settling a dispute with the EU, through parliament.

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