Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
rp.pl - The daily’s editor-in-chief wrote in his editorial that Poland's national interest mirrors Kiev's. Commenting on the first state visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky since Russia invaded the country, the daily wrote that a fully democratic Ukrainian "buffer" will be a better guarantee of stability in Europe than corrupt, pro-Moscow authoritarianism. According to the daily, Poland can benefit economically from the billions the West will pump into rebuilding the devastated Ukrainian state.
Wyborcza.pl – For months, the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL) and the centre-right Poland 2050 have been trying to form a coalition for the upcoming general elections. According to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, the talks were halted due to a dispute over the division of positions on the election lists. Poland 2050 wanted to have its politicians as the first on all lists, and the PSL proposed that half should be taken by PSL leaders. Both sides in unofficial talks admitted that Poland 2050 does not have widely recognizable leaders.
TVPInfo.pl - The United Right would secure 37 percent of the vote while its main rival, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), would garner 29-percent support, according to the latest poll by Social Changes. The Left party would be the third biggest in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, with 11 percent of all votes, followed by the far-right Confederation supported by 8 percent of respondents, and the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL) with 5 percent of votes.
RMF24.pl – According to the radio broadcaster, none of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) members of the European Parliament took part in discussions on a proposal to extend the suspension of import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the European Union. On Wednesday, Henryk Kowalczyk, the minister of agriculture, resigned and said the reason for his resignation was that the European Commission would not meet the basic demand of farmers who have protested against uncontrolled exports of Ukrainian grain. One of the PiS MEPs unofficially said that he had not received a signal from Warsaw to intervene in the grain issue - so he ignored the discussion.