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. – The imposition of a law on air-passenger data could prompt airlines to leave Poland and bring an end to "cheap flights", the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote on Wednesday. The problems stem from the Passenger Name Record Act which obliges airlines to provide the Border Guard with details of all passengers on board a flight 24-48 hours before departure. Failure to do so could land the airline a PLN 40,000 fine (EUR 8,500) per passenger. In total, the fines for airlines could reach PLN 3.6 billion (EUR 770 mln) annually. The airlines claim there are often problems with providing the data to the Border Guard. – Polish police will carry out an intensive policing operation on the country's roads on Wednesday as part of the "Unprotected Road Users" campaign. There will be increased checks aimed at improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, especially at pedestrian crossings. But the police also warned that they will check the behaviour of non-drivers as they can cause accidents by, for example, stepping onto a road when the light is red. – A number of priests are angry with Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform, the country's largest opposition party, the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info wrote on its website. The reason for their anger is a recent Tusk speech in which he implied that people who have stood up for Pope John Paul II following recent allegations that he may have covered up incidents of child sex abuse by priests "did not really give a damn about the fate of abused children". Taking to social media, one priest called Tusk's words "slander". – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza attacked the government's "For Life" programme, which is intended to provide support for families with disabled children and adults. The paper wrote that often the programme's promised access to medical specialists, for example, fails to be provided. The programme was also supposed to establish 30 centres nationwide for child care, but so far only five have been established. A similar problem exists when it comes to the creation of homes for single pregnant women and mothers.