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 Ukrainian population living in Poland has changed since the Russian invasion, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. In January 2022, 57 percent of Ukrainians in Poland were men, but that figure has decreased to 40 percent. At the same time the number of under-18s has increased by 200,000 to 1.4 million. The Ukrainians are also wealthier, spending more time shopping while the number of them visiting gyms, theatres and cinemas has also increased. – The state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported that Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German president, was handed a report on the damages Poland suffered at the hands of German forces during the Second World War. Piotr Glinkski, the culture minister, gave the German president an English-language copy of the report when he was in Warsaw for commemorations of the Ghetto Uprising. The Polish government wants Germany to pay Poland for the damages. – The EU has said it is prepared to accept a ban on the import of Ukrainian wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower oil if Poland agrees to open its borders to other Ukrainian produce, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. At the weekend, Poland said it would ban the import of Ukrainian food stuffs, saying that they were distorting the Polish market. The EU is proposing that wheat and corn would only come into Poland under guard to make sure it does not stay in the country. So far, the newspaper wrote, Poland has rejected the proposal. – The Polish government could lift the state of epidemic threat in the country at the end of June, the news broadcaster TVN24 reported. Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said the Covid situation is "systematically improving." He added that the government was also looking to lift the regulation requiring people to wear masks in pharmacies although it would probably remain in place for medical facilities.