Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – Five out of six members of Poland's Constitutional Tribunal (TK) wrote in a letter that they were ready to proceed with a law on the Polish Supreme Court, but without Julia Przylebska as the TK president. The Supreme Court act is expected to unlock a multi-billion-euro EU post-pandemic recovery fund for Poland, which the EC has blocked on rule of law grounds connected with the Polish government's judicial reforms. Some of the judges claim that Julia Przylebska, the president of TK since 2016, had completed her six-year tenure last December and no longer chaired the court. At the end of March, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's main government party Law and Justice (PiS), told PAP that Przylebska was legally in office. "Anyone who claims otherwise is questioning binding laws," he added. According to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, the latest letter although addressed to Przylebska is a response to Kaczynski's interview.
rp.pl – The home office has become an official part of Poland's labour code. The changes to the code allow for performing remote work if ordered by an employer but for a limited period of time. Also, employees are able to occasionally request to perform their duties remotely but to the extent of 24 days per year. In the case of a pregnant employee, for an employee raising a child up to the age of four the consideration of a request for remote work will be mandatory.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned TV news channel quotes a story by Onet.pl website, according to which, Civic Platform (PO), the biggest opposition party, has commissioned an internal poll. Its results are alarming. It shows that ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) maintains a lead over PO. According to TVPInfo.pl, the biggest worry within PO is the increasing number of right-wing Confederation party supporters.
RMF24.pl- The biggest private radio broadcaster quotes the Rzeczpospolita daily, according to which, Katarzyna G. (surname withheld under Polish law), a former cashier at the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), has failed to appear to serve her sentence, so the court issued an arrest warrant. She is guilty of the biggest financial scandal in the CBA and was sentenced to six years and four months in prison for embezzlement of public funds. The sentence was handed down a year ago and cannot be appealed. The cashier was expected to report to prison and serve her sentence but disappeared.