Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVPInfo.pl – Engineers in South Korea will soon start working to integrate Polish-made chassis with Chunmoo rocket launchers, state-owned broadcaster TVPInfo wrote on Thursday. The chassis, made by the Jelcz company, will be shipped to South Korea where they will be combined with the artillery system made by Hanwha Aerospace. Poland has signed a contract for 218 Chunmoo launchers.
TVN24.pl – Every year, some 5 million tonnes of food end up in landfills in Poland, the news network TVN24 reported. This, according to experts cited in the report, comes to about PLN 3,000 (EUR 638) a year for a family of four. One of the reasons for the waste is confusion in consumers over the difference between the 'best before' and 'use by' labels. The EU estimates that around 10 percent of all food produced in the bloc is thrown away too early.
Wyborcza.pl – Eight climate activists who were arrested outside the offices of Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland's governing coalition, were detained by police for 30 hours and had to endure a strip search, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The protest was peaceful and involved the protestors gluing themselves to walls and railings. They also face charges that could land them with three-year prison sentences. The newspaper added that the activists feel the action of the police and prosecutors were politically motivated.
Rp.pl - The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that the majority of the 1.4 million Ukrainian refugees who have settled in Poland since the start of the war prefer to live in urban areas. Just after the Russian invasion, most of the refugees remained close to Ukraine in the east of the country but now 20 percent live in the Mazowiecki province, where Warsaw is located. The provinces of Dolnoslaskie, Wielkopolskie, Slaskie and Malopolskie all have 11 percent. In contrast, the more rural eastern province of Podlasie has only 1.3 percent.