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. – Poland and Slovakia are considering a joint bid to host the 2034 Winter Olympics, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote on Wednesday. Kamil Bortniczuk, the sport minister, said that Poland is set to intensify talks with Slovakia about hosting the games, adding that Poland can afford them. Under the plans, the Olympics would be shared by Zakopane in Poland and the Slovak town of Poprad, both of which lie in the Tatra Mountains. This is the third time that Zakopane has been considered as a host for the winter games. – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper reported on a dispute between the government and the town of Elblag over part of the ownership and financing of the Vistula Spit waterway. The new canal cuts across the narrow spit separating the Vistula Lagoon from the Baltic, which means boats from the port of Elblag will no longer have to cross Russian waters to get to the open sea. The waterway project includes upgrades to Elblag's port. The government has offered to finance the port project in return for a majority stake in the port but this is opposed by the city's authorities. - In an interview for the private news channel TVN24, opposition MPs have criticised Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, for recent comments he made on Germany. Ziobro wrote on Friday on Twitter that Hitler had instilled in Germans the belief that "they were the master race; Hitler is gone but the belief remains." Reacting to the comments, Krzysztof Smiszek, a Left MP, said Ziobro was trying to convince Poles that "Hitler 2.0 was at the gates," while Joanna Mucha, a member of Poland 2050, said it was "against Poland's interests to hit out at Germany." – This year's general election will be in the "crosshairs" of the Russian propaganda machine, the state-run broadcaster TVPInfo reported, citing Stanislaw Zaryn, a senior security official. According to Zaryn, "disinformation attacks" will aim to polarise and radicalise debate in Poland while at the same time sowing doubt about the state and its institutions. He also said that all the participants of the election should try to ensure that debate is "guided by responsibility in their choice of words."