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 Rzeczpospolita daily wrote that Poles have changed their shopping habits due to rising prices. As salaries are not increasing at the same speed as inflation, Poles are being forced to limit their spending. According to a poll done by SW Research for the Blix Group, 84.1 percent of Poles are reading promotional leaflets at least once a week to search for sales and to plan their shopping. In December, prices of consumer goods and services increased by 16.6 percent year on year, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported. Almost half of Poles (44.9 percent) search for coupons three times per week, and 14 percent do it on an everyday basis.
wPolityce.pl – A poll done by Social Changes for the website shows that Poles are convinced the introduction of the euro in Poland would lead to increased prices. This was indicated by 61 percent of the respondents. This opinion is most popular among supporters of the governing party Law and Justice (PiS), as 82 percent of those pollees believe the euro will initiate higher prices. Less than half (48 percent) of Civic Platform (the largest opposition party) voters share that opinion. One in ten Poles (11 percent) said that prices would be lower and 24 percent had no opinion on the matter.
RMF24.pl – The biggest private radio broadcaster carried a story on a Polish adventurer who had reached the South Pole. He skied 1200 kilometres through Antarctica on his own, without any support, carrying all the necessary equipment. Mateusz Waligora is the fourth Pole to manage such a feat. "When you dream about this kind of a goal for such a long time, and you work hard to achieve it and suddenly you do, then on one hand there is a great joy but on the other a feeling of emptiness," Waligora told RMF. "What am I supposed to do now?" he asked.
Wyborcza.pl – The biggest daily wrote that Shopee, Asia's largest e-commerce firm, as of January 13, is withdrawing from Poland. Shopee had been operating in Poland since the autumn of 2021. According to the daily, this may result in problems for sellers who may have problems getting refunds. Wyborcza.pl wrote that Shopee was breaking its own rules, according to which, there should be 30 days for the termination of an agreement.