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. – Opposition parties are creating a volunteer organisation to help monitor Poland’s general elections in the autumn, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. People can ask to join the Civic Election Control via a website open to supporters of different parties. The initiative comes after a series of opinion polls published in the press said that almost 50 percent of Poles believe the elections will “not be fair” or even rigged. – Only one in four Poles oppose the development of nuclear power, the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported, citing an opinion poll published in the Super Express newspaper. The Baden Pollster research found that 62 percent of people were in favour. According to Jakub Wiech, editor of energetyka.24, who is quoted in the article, the reasons for the acceptance are the fading memories of nuclear accidents and people realising that there is a need for a non-fossil fuel source of power to ensure a safe transmission to a low-emission economy. – The Polish dairy industry fears it could be hit if Ukraine introduces retaliatory measures in response to Poland banning imports of Ukrainian grain and other produce, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. Last year exports of Polish milk and dairy foods to Ukraine totalled PLN 521 million (EUR 113 mln). The sector complains that it was not consulted over the implementation of the ban. – Leszek Miller, a former left-wing prime minister and now an MEP, told the TVN24 news network, that an election coalition between the Left party and Civic Platform, the largest opposition party which is led by Donald Tusk, is “impossible”. The veteran politician said that many people on the left “hate Tusk more than Kaczynski” because he is too right wing.