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. – Private news broadcaster TVN24 reported that high schools in Poland are becoming increasingly overcrowded. Owing to changes in the education system the number of people entering high school has increased with 510,000 graduating from junior school last year compared to 350,000 the year before. This has prompted schools to "borrow" classrooms from other schools, class sizes could reach 40, and schools could be forced to run shift systems. – Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s main opposition party, will hold onto his position and not give it up to anyone, a government official told the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info. Norbert Maliszewski’s comments follow speculation that Tusk might nominate Rafal Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, as candidate for prime minister in this year’s general election. But, according to Maliszewski, Tusk is an "ambitious politician who is convinced he is the leader, not only of the opposition but the entire political class". – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran on a story on how former assistants to Maria Kurowska, a MP from Solidary Poland, a junior party in Poland’s coalition government, apparently got almost PLN 1.3 million (EUR 280,000) in grants from belonging to associations and foundations with strong ties to Law and Justice, the dominant party in the coalition. – Poland could spend PLN 726 billion (EUR 155 bln) in a green metamorphosis of its energy policy up to 2040, according to a draft document on energy policy seen by the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. It proposes spending 86 percent of the money on zero-emission investments in nuclear, wind and solar energy projects, while coal, which currently accounts for 77 percent of Poland’s energy, will only get 8 percent. The paper added the government could adopt the draft as early as April 4.