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. – Pledges made by Law and Justice, the governing party, on increased social spending, announced at its conference over the weekend, have proved popular with voters, the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported on Wednesday. According to an opinion poll published in the Super Express newspaper, the broadcaster cited, 66 percent of voters believe Law and Justice will win this autumn’s general election. – The Hungarian fuels company MOL has announced it aims to have 100 filling stations operating in Poland come the summer, according to a story on the TVN24 website. The first MOL station opened its pumps in February. The roll-out of the MOL stations is a result of the merger between the Polish fuel companies Orlen and Lotus which gave the Hungarian firm the right to re-brand the Polish filling stations under its own name. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on a "scandal" in Polish archaeology on its front page on Wednesday. The scandal is the apparent appointment by the rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan of a "plagiarist" to the scientific council of the Polish Archaeological Institute in Athens. The man under fire is Doctor Jacek Rokoczy, whose career, according to the paper, "has collapsed" owing to allegations that his doctoral study, which was published two years ago in English, bears a striking similarity to one written in 1976. – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper reported that the promises of increased spending being made by leading parties ahead of this autumn’s general election could drive up inflation, hit Poles in the pocket and threaten the financial security of Poland. According to Slawomir Dudek, the founder of the Institute of Public Finance, who was interviewed by the paper, Poland is beginning to resemble Greece a few years ago when two parties vying for power resorted to making populist promises. The result for Greece was a financial crisis.