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 newspaper Rzeczpospolita ran a lead story on how foundations close to Law and Justice (PiS), the governing party, were receiving money from government ministries. Previous press stories had focused on organisations linked to the Education Ministry, but Rzeczpospolita said that the Culture Ministry has also doled out cash to PiS-related groups. According the paper, one organisation, which has a PiS MP as one its founders, received PLN 204,000 (EUR 43,400) from a fund administered by a Culture Ministry for a recording studio. The length of motorways and expressways in Poland will exceed 5,000 kilometres this year, the state-owned broadcaster TVPInfo wrote on its website on Monday. At the moment, the combined length is 4,886 with 1,799 kilometres of motorways and 3,086 of expressways. Under the National Roads Construction Programme, some PLN 294 billion (EUR 62 bln) will be spent on new roads by 2030. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza examined events at a centre in Bialystock for people with intellectual disabilities run by the Caritas charity. Wyborcza wrote that a former disco-Polo star is employed as a therapist at the centre despite doubts over his qualifications. It also said that other disc-Polo stars may have been booked to perform at the centre. There are also allegations that people attending the centre were asked about their sexuality and other intimate details although this has been denied by the centre's leaders. – The president of Agreement, a small political party that was once part of the governing coalition, has confirmed that it will work with AgroUnia, a rural movement, in this year's general election, private broadcaster TVN24 wrote. Magdalena Sroko tweeted she had the "green light" from the party’s board. Agreement and AgroUnia are expected to form a new party.

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