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 newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that the bank accounts of the Russian Embassy in Poland could remain frozen for years. The accounts were frozen by Polish authorities after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the grounds that the funds, worth around EUR 1 million, could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism. Although no evidence of this happening has been found, the money has now been declared "tangible evidence" in an investigation, and therefore can remained seized. If this had not been done, the authorities would have been forced to return to the money under the law.
TVN24.pl – People selling or renting domestic properties will now have to provide the other party with a copy of an energy certificate owing to a new law that came into force on Friday, the news broadcaster TVN24.pl wrote. The certificate specifies the amount of energy needed to meet the building's requirements. Failure to provide the certificate could result in fines of up to PLN 5,000 (EUR 1,000).
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned news broadcaster TVP Info has claimed that guests interviewed on its rival, the private news channel TVN24, "spit on Polish history" and then expect the Polish people to fund them through taxes. The claim, which formed the headline of a story, related to a TVN interview with historian Barbara Engelking during which she said some Poles had exploited Jews during the Second World War. TVP said her comments were "one sided and not true".
Wyborcza.pl – The decision by Poland 2050 and the Polish People's Party (PSL) to run on together a single ticket in this autumn's general election, could be good news for the opposition, journalist Dominika Wielowieyska wrote in the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. It means, she said, that an alliance with those two parties along with Civic Coalition, the largest opposition group, could form a majority in parliament. A Poland 2050-PSL alliance is popular with voters, according to opinion polls, and would help them get the two parties over the 5-percent threshold to get seats in parliament.