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. – Poles have the right to know why Donald Tusk, a former prime minister and leader of the main opposition party, "was kneeling before Russia," as a conservative journalist said during a debate programme on state-owned broadcaster TVP Info. Michal Karnowski was referring to plans to establish a commission to investigate alleged Russian influence on Polish public affairs from 2007-2022. The establishment of the commission, which could have significant powers, has been opposed by opposition parties. – Opposition parties are counting on President Andrzej Duda to veto legislation that will lead to the establishment of a commission to investigate Russian influence on Polish public affairs, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. Citing its own sources it said that the opposition was confident the president would wield his veto. According to the paper, the legislation is designed to target Donald Tusk, the leader of the main opposition party. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that new legislation establishing a commission to investigate alleged Russian influence over public affairs in Poland, which is awaiting the president's signature, could have an adverse effect on the country's economy. The paper said that the law could be perceived as an assault on the constitutional order in Poland and thus undermine faith in the laws and checks and balances that the economy relies on to function. – A group of migrants, which includes around a dozen children, are trapped on the Polish-Belarusian border, and have not had access to water for two days, an activist told the news broadcaster TVN24. Mariusz Kurnyta said that the Belarusian border force were using dogs to help keep the migrants trapped on the frontier. One woman, he added, had had an arm badly mauled by a dog.