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. – The daily wrote that not only are Warsaw and Krakow (southern Poland) planning to ban old cars from city centres but also other cities in Poland. Krakow was the first to propose a 'clean transport zone', followed by Warsaw. According to the daily Rzeczpospolita, Wroclaw (southwestern Poland), Gliwice, Katowice (southern Poland), Torun and TriCity (northern Poland) also have such plans. The goal is to cut pollution in the cities. – The biggest private daily carried a story on changes to Poland's labour law proposed by the government. These changes implement two EU directives - the Work-Life Balance Directive and the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions in the European Union. The new labour law will not only regulate home offices but will also prolong parental leave to 41 weeks and will add two more days off due to force majeure. – The state-owned TV news channel wrote that police had confiscated over 100 litres of clephedrone (4-CMC), a new psychoactive substance, in Turawa (southwestern Poland). According to TVPInfo, this is one of the most popular and most produced drugs in Poland, as its production is very simple. In the building police entered there was a complete production line and over 5 tonnes of different chemicals. Police arrested three men who were producing drugs. – The US Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, has come to Krakow. The goal of the visit is to advance the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to combat antisemitism around the world and support Holocaust remembrance. He will visit the Memorial and Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau and attend the annual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He will also take part in a series of events together with Krakow Jewish communities and civil society representatives.