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 – Only 6 percent of Polish children and teenagers can do basic exercises in school PE lessons, the broadcaster TVN24 reported, citing "disturbing" data on the physical health of young Poles. In addition to this, 57 percent do not know how to skip while 74 percent cannot dribble a basketball. According to experts, children, the TV station added, are spending too much time in front of computers, and this is having a negative impact on their physical development.
TVPInfo.pl – Police officers and prosecutors have liquidated two synthetic drug laboratories, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported. Investigators seized 4.8 tonnes of drugs worth an estimated PLN 193 million (EUR 42 mln). Three people were arrested and in total 13 people are subject to the investigation. The police have said, however, that the case continues and more arrests are possible.
Wyborcza.pl – Online market platforms are collecting information on sellers in preparation for the advent of new legislation that the government hopes will boost tax revenues, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The law, which requires platforms to gather information on the turnover a given person has received from sales, and the accounts they operate with, should have come into force on May 1 but has been delayed. But some e-platforms, the paper added, have so far refused to cooperate. People trying to rent property over the internet might also be subject to the new law.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported that the average price of a new car in Poland could soon reach PLN 170,000 (EUR 37,000). But, the paper added, dealers have started to offer discounts and bargains on older cars again after a period that saw prices soar and supply dry up. But now new cars are increasingly available and demand is beginning to fall away due to high inflation and broader economic concerns. This is forcing sellers into offering deals in an attempt to sell cars.