Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – Poland's energy policy until 2040, despite the country's shift towards green energy, allows for wasting up to 40 percent of total power generated in Poland, particularly green energy, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote, citing a report by the Instrat foundation. In a scenario of the government's energy policy plan, which is still being consulted, up to 70 TWh of renewable energy may be left unused in 2040, which compares to the country's total use of 173 TWh last year.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned news channel TVP Info reported on the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the National Tax Administration having busted an "invoice factory" that over a period of ten years had issued false invoices to the amount of PLN 100 million (EUR 22.4 mln). Seven people have been detained in the case.
TVN24.pl – The driver of a tram that killed a four-year-old boy in Warsaw last year has been charged with breaching regulations and unintentionally causing an accident leading to the boy's death, the private news channel TVN24 reported. The man faces a prison sentence of up to eight years. The accident took place last August, when the boy was squeezed by the tram's door and dragged along the tracks, which led to his death.
Rp.pl – Poland suffers a deficit of women computer programmers, which is due to cultural reasons, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote on Thursday, quoting experts. As many as 91 percent of Polish women believe that IT is dominated by men, according to a Google survey cited by the newspaper, which also indicated that women lack an adequate number of female role models in the sector. The problem starts at the stage of education, the newspaper continued, quoting statistics showing that only 19 percent of Polish girls have studied computer science, a much lower percentage compared to Spain (28 percent), France (24 percent) or Romania (21 percent).