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. – The governing Law and Justice (PiS) party would get another term in office if an election was held now, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info said on Thursday, citing a Social Changes opinion poll. The 39 percent which PiS received was 2-percentage points more than a week ago and its best result since December, TVP Info added. Civic Coalition, the largest opposition grouping, came second with 28 percent, a decrease of 1-percentage point. – New regulations introduced by the government could result in cancer patients waiting longer for treatment, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The regulations could reduce the number of specialists who can prepare courses in radiotherapy treatment from around 500 to 230-250. This might result in a "paralysis" of the treatment system, according to one cancer specialist. The regulations limit those preparing radiotherapy courses to people who have a specialisation in medical physics. – The European Commission has rejected a Polish request asking it to be exempt from paying EUR 1 million a day in fines to Brussels, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The fine was imposed on Poland due to its failure to comply with a European Court of Justice ruling on the disciplinary chamber of the Polish Supreme Court, and Poland was told to start paying from November 3, 2021. In November last year, the government asked Brussels if it could stop paying the fine. Payments were suspended as the Commission considered the request but now it has been rejected. Warsaw owes Brussels EUR 150 million. The money may be deducted from EU funds. – Seven more people have been arrested as part of a wide-ranging investigation into a criminal group extorting money from customers of go-go clubs in Poland, the news broadcaster TVN24 reported. The arrests bring the number of people charged to 58, and between them they face a total of 700 charges. The gang apparently drugged customers to make them disorientated and then got them to withdraw large sums of money from their bank accounts. As part of the investigation, police are also looking into the death of a 36 year-old British citizen who died after visiting a club in Krakow.