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. – Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak told TVP Info, the state-owned TV news channel, that the case of an unidentified military object found in a forest near Bydgoszcz (northern Poland) in late April was being investigated by prosecutors. The origins of the object remain a mystery although there are suspicions it could be a foreign missile. Blaszczak also added that once the report is ready "it will be immediately forwarded to the President and the Prime Minister." According to the minister, of utmost importance is the fact that the search for the object has been stopped. – According to sources in Brussels, the decision regarding the distribution of EUR 100 million to farmers from the five countries neighbouring Ukraine, i.e. Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Hungary, that was supposed to be taken on Friday will be postponed. Farmers in Poland, and other eastern members of the EU, have complained that the unlimited import of Ukrainian grain has depressed prices on local markets. On April 28, the EC reached an agreement with these countries on Ukrainian agri-food products and, on May 2, it announced the adoption of temporary preventive measures regarding imports of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine. But on Wednesday, the European Commission received a letter from the agriculture ministers of 12 countries (France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia) criticising Brussels for that decision and demanding clarification of the criteria used to calculate the EUR 100 million sum. – Polish singer Blanka qualified for the finals of 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest that is taking place in Liverpool, United Kingdom. According to, she sang her song "Solo" much better than she did in Warsaw, looked like a 'million dollars' and danced brilliantly. The finals will take place Saturday, May 13th. - According to the Rzeczpospolita daily, two weeks after the reopening of Radom Airport 3,600 travellers have passed through the airport, which means less than 260 people per day. In April, the Warsaw-Radom Airport, located some 110 km south of Warsaw, opened for business again after a PLN 800 million (EUR 174.4 million) refit. It is expected to serve as a supplementary facility to Chopin, Warsaw’s primary airport. So far, there are only two regular flights - to Rome and Paris, with a total of 12 flights per week. In the meantime, Itaka, one of the tour operators, cancelled its summer flights from Radom Airport due to a lack of interest.