Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVPInfo.pl – Kuba Wojewodzki, one of best-known names in Polish television, and Janusz Palikot, a businessman and former MP, have been fined PLN 70,000 (EUR 15,500) and PLN 80,000 (EUR 17,760) respectively for advertising strong alcohol on the internet, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported. The fines, issued by a Warsaw court, follow a guilty verdict reached last month. The court had found that the two had advertised alcoholic beverages, including whisky and vodka, on their social media profiles.
TVN24.pl – Marcin Ociepa, a deputy defence minister, told the news channel TVN24 in an interview that the remains of a flying military object that were found last month in a forest near the city of Bydgoszcz are probably that of a Russian missile. He added that it was possibly fired to confuse Ukrainian air defences during an intensive missile barrage. His words appear to confirm speculation that the missile was Russian in origin.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister and leader of Sovereign Poland, a junior member of the governing coalition, may threaten to refuse to support a key piece of government legislation. The threat to the legislation reducing the number of judges needed to convene a meeting of the Supreme Court is apparently related to Ziobro's desire to force Law and Justice, the coalition's dominant party, to put his people on its list of candidates for the forthcoming general election.
Rp.pl – There are warnings that the quality of education for people studying to become doctors could be diluted by a rapid increase in the number of institutions offering medicine as a course, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. According to the paper, the number of universities offering medical courses in Poland have doubled in the last six years. There are fears that some institutions lack sufficient numbers of qualified staff to provide an appropriate level of education.