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 – Government plans to create a database on around 40,000 Polish companies has been criticised by business leaders, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The database, which will concern listed companies, could include sensitive information on firms such as investment plans and risks of insolvency. The collection of this information increases the dangers of a hacking attacks said one business leader interviewed by the paper.
TVPInfo – The top story on the website of the state-owned news broadcaster on Tuesday morning was about 'Reset', a TVP documentary series about Polish-Russian relations, concentrating on the years when Donald Tusk was prime minister, currently being shown on TVP. The latest, and fifth, episode looked at the visit by Lech Kaczynski, the then Polish president, to Tbilisi during the 2008 Russia-Georgian war. During his visit shots were fired at his cavalcade.
Wyborcza.pl - The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran a story on how a journalist at state-owned news broadcaster TVP Info allegedly paid an actor to pretend to be a protester angry at people demonstrating outside the TVP headquarters in Warsaw. The actor, Krzysztof Rydzelewski, at first said his appearance on the news was due to the fact "it was an agency job" but later said he was there by accident. The TVP journalist and TVP officials have all denied paying the actor to be there.
TVN24.pl – Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice, the governing party, has said that the party has a list of "several names" of people who could be the party's candidate to run in the next presidential election, news broadcaster TVN24 reported. When asked if Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, was one of the names, Kaczynski said he "works well in his current job; that of prime minister". The next presidential elections will take place in 2025.