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. – Warsaw residents and people commuting into the city face a difficult summer owing to railway construction, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza warned on Wednesday. The massive redevelopment of the Warsaw West station means that there will be almost no cross-city rail traffic over the summer months. This signifies there will be fewer trains and passengers will have to use alternative means of transport if they want to cross the city. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported that the European Games will soon start in the southern city of Krakow. The games, which involve a wide variety of sports ranging from athletics and canoeing to rugby, will bring around 7,000 competitors from 48 countries to the city for one of the biggest sporting events Poland has ever hosted. But, the newspaper wrote, it comes with the considerable price tag of PLN 2 billion (EUR 450 mln). – Covering the story of a Polish woman murdered on the Greek island of Kos, the state-owned broadcaster reported that a woman said someone had tried to rape her just a few metres from where the body of the murdered Pole was found. The woman also alleged that her attacker was from the same group of men that the prime suspect in the murder case come from. The attempted rape occurred before the murder. – The patient's rights ombudsman, Bartlomiej Chmielowiec, had said there were a number of "irregularities" in the hospital treatment of a 33-year-old woman who died owing to complications with her pregnancy, news broadcaster TVN24 reported. The woman, apparently, was not given "accessible and clear" information on her condition, and the hospital was slow in providing her with appropriate treatment.

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