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. - The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran a story on UEFA's concerns over Szymon Marciniak, a Polish Champions League finals referee who was scheduled to attend a business event organised by Slawomir Mentzen, a far-right activist and member of the Confederation party. "UEFA and the whole football community abhor the 'values' that are promoted by the group in question and take these allegations very seriously," the football organisation wrote in a statement for British daily The Guardian. Marciniak was to be one of the speakers at the event, which he also promoted. UEFA said it would soon issue "a further announcement" on the matter. Marciniak is due to referee the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Internazionale on 10 June. - The Polish public television's news website presented the latest opinion poll by Pollster for the Super Express tabloid, according to which 54 percent of respondents doubt that the June 4 March organised by Donald Tusk, Poland's opposition leader, against the government and high prices, will be successful, while 46 percent say they believe otherwise. – The news channel's website reported on an incident involving a government limousine that was speeding in an urban area and failed to stop for police inspection. Instead, the driver switched on the privileged vehicle lights and sound. According to's unofficial sources, Jaroslaw Zielinski, a ruling party MP, was on board. - The newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Poles' preferences for state support, which shows that tax breaks for children and a higher tax-free allowance are better ways of helping Polish families than a raise of the monthly child benefit to PLN 800 (EUR 177) from PLN 500 (EUR 111), as recently suggested by the government. Only 23 percent opted for the latter option, which compares to 61.5 favouring tax breaks for children and 65.7 percent supporting a higher tax-free allowance.