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 – Krakow has displaced Warsaw as the best city in Poland for salaries, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. According to official figures, employees in Krakow receive a monthly gross wage of PLN 8,840 (EUR 1,881), while those in the capital get PLN 8,396 (EUR 1,787). One of the reasons for this is that Krakow has become a hub for innovative companies and start-ups, and that has driven up wages. At the other end of the spectrum was the central city Kielce, with a monthly salary of PLN 5,713 (EUR 1,216).
TVPInfo.pl – CPK, the company charged with developing a major airport and transport hub in central Poland, has bought 500 hectares of land for the project, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported on Friday. Konrad Maszyk, a CPK spokesman, said that two-thirds of residents living in the first phase of project's area had already applied for the Voluntary Acquisition Programme. He added that a person selling a house worth PLN 500,000 (EUR 106,411) could get PLN 700,000 (EUR 148,976) under the programme.
Wyborcza.pl – The Central Anti-Corruption Bureau used the Pegasus spyware to spy on Jacek Karnowski, the mayor of the coastal resort of Sopot, before the last parliamentary elections, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported. Pegasus hacks into mobile phones to gain information and eavesdrop on calls and has been linked to number of hacking scandals. Just why Karnowski was targeted is unclear, but he suspects it was due to his work in opposition politics.
TVN24.pl – The interior of a historical tenement house in Warsaw has been restored to its former glory after a renovation. The building on Polna Street was built in 1925, but in the 1970s it lost many of its decorative details such as red marble stairs and diamond tiles. But after a substantial restoration project many of the features have been restored. The local housing association and the city authorities covered the costs of the renovation project.