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. – Prices of vegetables in Poland, mainly tomatoes, are extremely high, according to the daily Rzeczpospolita. The main reason is winter weather in Spain and Morocco – the major exporters of tomatoes to Europe – as well as energy prices and FX rates. Due to high heating prices, Dutch and Polish vegetable producers have limited their production. "It is a strange season," Maciej Kmera, spokesperson of a wholesale vegetable market in Warsaw, said. "But there is hope because, according to importers, the weather is finally changing," he added. – Most companies in Poland have been forced to save energy due to its high prices. The Gazeta Wyborcza daily wrote that even McDonald's has switched off its logo in restaurants in Lublin (eastern Poland). According to an ING Bank report, 17 percent of companies in Poland plan to invest or have invested in renewable energy to lower costs. – Prosecutors have filed an indictment of 16 gang members and drug dealers which operated in the years 2018-2021. In April 2021, most members, including the boss, were arrested. According to prosecutors, they were dealing in amphetamine, marihuana, cocaine and other drugs in three regions of Poland – Lower Silesia, Opole (southern Poland) and Warmia and Masuria (northeastern Poland). The value of drugs was around PLN 28 million (EUR 6 million). The main sources of the drugs were amphetamine producers in southern Poland and smugglers from Spain. – Poland's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda met with US First Lady Jill Biden in Washington DC. According to Poland's ambassador to the USA, Marek Magierowski, they talked at the White House about how to most effectively help Ukrainian children traumatised by war. Kornhauser-Duda also met with representatives of the Polish minority, teachers, parents and students from two Polish schools in the USA.

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