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 – Poland's ambassador to Hungary has written a letter of protest to the chief of staff of the Hungarian Army, the private broadcaster TVN24 reported. The letter was written after General Gabor Borodni called the Nazi attack on Poland in 1939 a "local war," and said that WWII would not have taken place if there had been peace talks. Ambassador Sebastian Keciek called the comments an "unacceptable distortion of history that should not have come out of anybody’s mouth."
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that Polish Hotel Holdings (PHH), a state-owned company, organised the renovation of a luxury Warsaw apartment owned by Joachim Brudzinski, a senior member of Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland's governing coalition. The paper said that evidence of the renovation is contained in a series of emails between Brudzinski and Georghe Cristescu, the president of PHH, it has been given. Wyborcza wrote that the renovation may have been a way of Cristescu, who is Romanian, thanking the politician for helping him obtain Polish citizenship.
TVPInfo.pl – Polish troops crossed the River Narew as part of Anaconda 23, the largest Polish military exercises this year, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported. The crossing, which involved amphibious vehicles backed by artillery and air power, is a key part of Anaconda 23. Colonel Tomasz Biedziak, commander of the 20th Bartoszyce Mechanised Brigade, said that unlike broad slow-moving rivers such as the Vistula, the Narew is narrow with a fast current that poses particular problems for troops trying to cross it.
Rp.pl – There has been an increase in the number of Poles declaring bankruptcy, according to the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. Citing information from the Central Economic Information Centre, it wrote that in the first three months of the year 5,352 people declared themselves bankrupt, which is about one third of the total for 2022, and 55 percent more than the first quarter for last year. The paper said that the cumulative effects of the pandemic, higher costs of living and increases in the prices of loan instalments are now taking their toll.