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. - Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw and a leading member of Civic Platform (PO), the main opposition party, would be the most popular candidate for prime minister, if the opposition won this year's general election. According to the results of an opinion poll published in the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, 24 percent of all voters believe the next prime minister should be Trzaskowski, if the opposition wins, while only 14.8 percent think it should be Donald Tusk, the PO leader. Among opposition voters, Trzaskowski gets 42 percent support while Tusk gets 22 percent. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza alleged in a front-page story that the FRSE, a state education development foundation that distributes funds, such as those linked to the Erasmus programme, has become "politicised". The newspaper reported that PLN 2.4 million (EUR 500,000) from the FRSE has gone to the former school of Dawid Solak the FRSE's deputy director, while another PLN 1 million (EUR 200,000) has gone to a foundation he started. The paper also pointed out the FRSE is "rich", as it manages PLN 2.5 billion (EUR 530 million). – The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said that Berlin would not object if Poland sent German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, state-owned broadcaster TVPInfo reported. Germany controls the export license for the tanks and has come under intense pressure from Poland to agree to the Leopards being sent to Ukraine. – In an interview for the private news network TVN24, Marcin Bosacki, a senator with Civic Platform (PO), the biggest opposition party, said that it would like the opposition parties to unite and form a joint ticket to fight in this year's general election. He added, however, that PO "can’t wait indefinitely" and was prepared to stand alone.