Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
RMF24.pl – According to the radio broadcaster, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Poland on Wednesday morning. The official visit was scheduled to begin before midday with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Later both presidents, Andrzej Duda and Zelensky, were due to have their meeting to be followed by a debate of Polish and Ukrainian companies, and a press conference of the two presidents. In the afternoon, Zelensky was scheduled to meet with the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki. These talks were planned to conclude with the signing of a bilateral agreement on engaging Polish companies in rebuilding Ukraine after the war. In the afternoon, Zelensky was scheduled to deliver a speech during a meeting with Poles and Ukrainians living in Poland at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
TVPInfo.pl – According to the state-owned TV news channel, the minister of agriculture, Henryk Kowalczyk, may lose his position, probably on Thursday. TVPInfo.pl quoted Interia.pl, which wrote that Kowalczyk would remain a deputy prime minister. Unofficially, Robert Telus, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, may become the new agriculture minister. The uncontrolled import of grain from Ukraine has prompted protests from Polish farmers. The grain has filled siloes and significantly decreased market prices, making it impossible for Polish farmers to sell their grain.
rp.pl – The president has decided to increase the salaries of some of his employees, and the increases are higher than in the rest of general government sector, the website reported, adding that the same had happened in the prime minister office. Due to high inflation, increases in the general government sector will be up to 7.8 percent. Meantime, in the president's office, in some cases remunerations went up by as much as 12 percent.