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. – Polish construction companies are seeking employees as the number of Ukrainians working on construction sites has rapidly decreased due to the war in Ukraine. In 2021, over 480,000 construction workers were foreigners (373,000 Ukrainians), while in 2022 only 274,500 (127,000 Ukrainians) were foreigners. A majority of companies are looking for employees in Asia. At the same time, more than 1.5 million Ukrainians (as of March 27) have received a residency permit, although, according to official data, the majority are women and children. – The latest polls showed that young Polish men would vote for the far-right Confederation party. According to the daily, these are men with only secondary education but they are well off and live in cities. The biggest group is within the 18-39 age range – 27 percent of men in this age group would vote for Confederation. In the next age group, 40-59 year olds, only 8 percent supports Confederation. Confederation leaders on one hand have a very liberal attitude towards economy but on the other are against the European Union and propose a 'Polexit'. – The state-owned TV news channel quoted Henryk Kowalczyk, deputy prime minister and minister of agriculture, as saying in an interview for that the import of Ukrainian grain is not the reason for falling grain prices in Poland. For some time Polish farmers have claimed that Ukrainian grain intended for the world markets stayed in Poland and pushed down local prices. On Wednesday, Kowalczyk will host a 'round table' meeting with farmers' unions. According to him, normalising the situation on the grain market will be very difficult as long as the war in Ukraine continues. – The biggest private radio broadcaster carried a story about a foreigner who took part in one of the biggest jewellery fairs, Amberiff, which took place in Gdansk (northern Poland), and was robbed. All of the jewellery he presented during the fair including, among other items, diamonds, pearls, emeralds, rubies, was stolen from his car which was parked near a restaurant in Sopot, where he was eating. The value of stolen jewellery is estimated at EUR 1 million.