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 wrote about the main opposition party's, the Civic Platform (PO), plans for an election offensive and its attempt to take away the dynamics from the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) by using the favourable momentum created by the successful opposition march against the government on June 4. PO has decided to be one step ahead of PiS's major congress on June 24 and called for a mass demonstration against the PiS-inspired tough abortion law on Friday, following public outrage at the recent death of yet another pregnant woman in hospital. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on the consequences of Thursday's Swiss-franc (CHF) mortgage ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which is favourable for CHF borrowers. The paper cited experts saying the outcome will cost the Polish banking sector PLN 100 billion (EUR 22.5 billion), but it should not damage the stability of the sector. However, they said, bank customers in general will bear the final cost in terms of higher fees and lower interest on deposits. – The private TV channel's website said the prosecutors would not press charges against a shop owner who stabbed to death one of two robbers who tried to steal money from his shop's till in Kobylka near Warsaw early this year. The prosecutors said the shop owner acted in necessary self-defence. – The state-owned news broadcaster quoted the Super Express tabloid's interview with Pawel Jablonski, a deputy foreign minister, in which Jablonski is suggesting that Poland should demand reparations from Germany together with Israel. Poland is making efforts to win over as many other countries as possible to back its reparations claim against Germany, Jablonski added.

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