Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl – Up to 90 percent of Polish consumers have noticed their products have fallen victim to "downsizing" the Rzeczpospolita newspaper wrote on Tuesday. Downsizing is when producers cuts the size or weight of a consumable product to avoid putting up prices. In a UCE Research survey commissioned by the newspaper, 52 percent said that downsizing was common while people aged between 35-44 saw it most often. "Poles are tightening their belts to protect themselves from high prices, and so they are now paying attention to all aspects of the things they are putting in their shopping baskets," said Krzysztof Luczak, an economist interviewed by the paper.
TVN24.pl – Three Russian air force jets were intercepted as they approached Polish airspace, the private news broadcaster TVN24 reported. The three were detected by F-35s of the Royal Netherlands Air Force which were patrolling the skies as part of a Nato monitoring mission near the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. The interception, which occurred on Monday, took place in international airspace.
TVPInfo.pl – Przemyslaw Czarnek, the education minister, said that he wants to establish a fund for special schools for children with disabilities, state-owned broadcaster TVNPInfo wrote on its website. He said the schools were needed to provide the level of care and education the children require. Speaking at a meeting in Lublin he added that "we in Poland care for all children."
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote about possible problems concerning a vital piece of legislation on the Supreme Court that President Duda has referred to the Constitutional Tribunal. The president wants the tribunal to check if the legislation, which could help unlock billions of euros in EU funding, complies with the Polish constitution. But Wyborcza wrote that the tribunal has problems with just who is now its president. Whether the current president, Julia Przylebska, whose term in office expired at the end of last year, is still in charge is disputed with some judges recognising her while others do not.