Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
RMF24.pl – The biggest private radio broadcaster wrote that German Patriots have reached Poland. The military transport carrying the two batteries set off from Mecklenburg–Western Pomerania on Monday morning. They had to travel 1,100 kilometres to reach their destination near the eastern Polish city of Zamosc. According to a Bundeswehr statement, by providing air defence forces in Poland, Germany will strengthen the eastern flank of Nato.
wPolityce.pl – The right-wing website quoted German television station ZDF, according to which, the Russian invasion of Ukraine increased Poland's confidence and the country's position in foreign affairs. ZDF also wrote on its website that for two weeks Poland has been putting pressure on Germany in connection with the export of Leopard tanks to Ukraine. On Wednesday, the German government announced it will deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine and will issue appropriate permits to partner countries that want to quickly deliver Leopard 2 tanks from their inventories to Ukraine.
Wyborcza.pl – The biggest private daily carried a story that Hasidic Jews from all over the world are coming to Poland to pray at the tomb of Grand Rabbi Dovid Biderman. He was born in 1746 in Lelow (southern Poland) and was the founder of the Lelow Hasidic dynasty. Hasidic Jews believe that on his death anniversary (yorca) he descends from heaven to earth to collect their requests to God. Jewish pilgrimages to Lelow started at the end of the 1980s, following the discovery of Biderman's burial place.
rp.pl – The city of Warsaw won a court case concerning drinking alcohol on the Vistula riverbank. According to Polish law, drinking alcohol outdoors is forbidden but local authorities can allow it in certain areas. The city's decision to allow alcohol on the Vistula riverbank was questioned by two companies that own part of the area. According to them, drinking alcohol on the riverbank is a threat to public safety. On Wednesday, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled that there were no grounds to question the City Council's decision.