Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVN24.pl – Zbigniew Ziobro, the Polish justice minister, said prosecutors have been called in after the remnants of an unidentified military object were found in a forest near the central city of Bydgoszcz, the news broadcaster TVN24 reported. He added that military experts and the local police were also involved. The Defence Ministry said the object poses no threat to public safety.
TVPInfo.pl – The period Ukrainians who arrived in Poland after the start of the war can stay legally in the country will be extended to March 4 next year, state-controlled broadcaster TVP Info reported, citing information from the Foreigners Office. The extension also applies to family members of refugees such as children. By extending the period the authorities aim to prevent Ukrainians falling into an unregistered and illegal status in Poland.
Wyborcza.pl – In an article on the cost of living the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza interviewed people who can no longer afford to ask for a weighed amount of something at a shop so ask for a specified number of an item instead. So people ask, the paper reported, for "two carrots" or "three thin slices of ham". One shopkeeper interviewed by Wyborcza said: "Hardly anyone buys grams or packs now. The new measurement is slices."
Rp.pl – The government may face legal action because of its decision to ban the import of Ukrainian grain and other produce from Ukraine, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. According to the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce some road haulage firms, for example, are considering suing the government after their vehicles loaded with grain got stuck in Ukraine owing to the ban. The chamber also said that the "politically motivated ban" will hurt many small and medium-sized enterprises both in Poland and Ukraine.