Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl - The government has tabled legislation that will ban lorries overtaking other heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The proposed ban, if adopted into law, would apply to vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes, and is aimed at improving traffic flow. Slow moving HGVs can take a long time to overtake vehicles and thus cause congestion. But, the newspaper added, road haulage firms are against the ban, saying it will reduce the efficiency of transport and lengthen journey times.
Wyborcza.pl – Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has doubts about the constitutionality of a proposed state commission that would examine Russian influence over Poland between 2007 and 2022, wrote the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. The establishment of the commission has been proposed by members of the ruling Law and Justice party, and could lead, according to the paper, to "a constitutional coup." Wyborcza cited sources in the opposition that Duda has misgivings over the commission, which, if established, could ban people from public office. He could veto the legislation.
TVPInfo.pl – A married couple from Warsaw who have become the subject of a police hunt after they abandoned their two teenage children could be hiding in the Tatra Mountains, the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info wrote. Police have confirmed that they spent a night in a mountain shelter in the Tatras but disappeared before police arrived. Concern over the couple has grown after they left their children last weekend leaving a note saying: "Boys be brave. You’ll be fine in life. We are proud of you.”
TVN24.pl – The news broadcaster TVN24 reported that anti-terrorist exercise were carried out by special police units at Warsaw’s National Stadium on Wednesday. The exercise involved officers from a specialist counter-terrorist unit abseiling from helicopters into the stadium's grounds. The stadium was chosen as the location of the exercise because it is the host of major international sporting events as well as concerts and conferences.