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 – Ukrainians and Belarusians living in Poland can obtain the right to a Polish minimum pension after just a week of work owing to Poland's lenient agreements with Ukraine and Belarus, which can lead to pension fraud, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported. The internet contains many tips for Ukrainians about how to gain a Polish pension with a minimum period of working in the country. "Poland's legislation is liberal and benefits are paid out after a single contribution is made," Antoni Kolek, head of the Polish Pension Institute, told Rzeczpospolita.
Wyborcza.pl - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dismissed the case of eight Polish women who complained about lack of access to abortion following a Polish Constitutional Tribunal (TK) verdict of 2020 that seriously curbed abortion rights in the country, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza's website reported. The ECHR said on Thursday that the situation of the eight women had no direct connection with the legal situation created by the TK verdict.
TVPInfo.pl – The Polish public television's news website focused on the recently-passed EU migration pact, under which countries that refuse to take in an allocated quota of migrants from countries most affected by Europe's migration crisis will have to pay a fine of about EUR 20,000 per migrant. Poland and Hungary were against the regulation, but were outvoted. "It's a penalty," Bartosz Grodecki, a Polish deputy interior minister, commented to TVPInfo.
TVN24.pl – Polish fuel conglomerate PKN Orlen is planning to increase imports of Russian oil to its Czech refinery despite the government's efforts to curb Poland's reliance on Russian fuels, the Polish private television news channel wrote, quoting Reuters. The company explained that there are infrastructural limitations making it impossible to cover the Czech oil demand from other sources.