Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran a story on how the Health Ministry has spent PLN 230 million (EUR 48.8 mln) on "worthless" combined Covid-19 and flu tests. The COMBO tests were ordered at the end of last year to help fight the flu epidemic, and the order went through despite a testing body at the Health Technology Assessment and Tariffs deciding they lacked an appropriate level of sensitivity. The tests had been carried out following a request from the Health Ministry.
Rp.pl - Poland's wind-farm sector could get a shot in the arm from new legislation now passing through parliament. The legislation loosens regulations on the construction of wind-farms by allowing turbines to be erected closer together. Born after six-months of debate, the bill also has the support of the opposition. It could also help clear the way for Poland to get access to billions of euros in EU funding.
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned broadcaster TVPInfo, ran an article on how Law and Justice (PiS) politicians were criticising Radoslaw Sikorski, a former Polish foreign minister. The reason for the criticism were comments made by Sikorski when he was still in office which apparently stressed the need for Poland to have constructive relations with Russia despite, according to some PiS members, Moscow demonstrating its aggression. Sikorski, said his detractors, was still arguing for good relations with Russia following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea in 2014.
TVN24.pl – Private news network TVN24 reported that archaeologists in Krakow have also finished excavating and documenting the remains of a fortress dating back to the 19th century. The old fortifications had been buried under asphalt and were unearthed during road works in November last year.