Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rz.pl – A new study has found that 84 percent of Ukrainian refugees of working age have found employment in Poland, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote on Tuesday. Of the sample studied, more than half had arrived in the first weeks following the Russian invasion and found work quickly. The high level of employment not only shows the openness of Polish employers but the "determination" of refugees to find work, said Andrzej Korkus, president of EWL Migration Platform, one of the organisations behind the study.
TVN24.pl – Information of Joe Biden's surprise visit to Ukraine was given out on a "need-to-know" basis, Marcin Przydacz, head of the Polish president’s International Policy Bureau, told the private news network TVN24. He added that only a few people in Poland knew about Biden's travel plans. The US president flew to Rzeszow in south-eastern Poland and then took a train from the border town of Przemysl to Kyiv.
TVPInfo.pl – Pawel Jablonski, a Polish deputy foreign minister, said in an interview for the Super Express newspaper that Poland wants as many US soldiers in the country as possible, TVPInfo, the state-owned news network, reported. He added that they should be here permanently, and not a on a rotational basis. In the "near future it can be assumed that Russia will continue to be an aggressive country," he said, explaining the need for foreign troops.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that this year's budget for Poland's national health service will be PLN 10.6 billion (EUR 2.2 bln) lower than the planned expenditure. This means the service will have to find savings, and possibly cut back on some treatment. The paper wrote that the list of drugs given free to people over the age of 75 will be reduced, and cancer care, especially for those suffering from prostate cancer, could be made harder to access.