Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVN24.pl – Two Poles died after falling from a balcony at a worker's hostel in Linz, Austria, the private news channel TVN24 wrote on its website. The two men first quarrelled and then started to fight. The tragic event took place on July 7, but Austrian police only broke the news on Thursday evening, after notifying the victims' families. The two men had been working on a contract in Austria.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote about plans of the main opposition party, the Civic Platform (PO), to win more votes among farmers, not its traditional electorate group. According to PO politicians interviewed by the newspaper, PO's main opponent, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is too complacent in thinking that it has a monopoly on farmers' votes as they have become increasingly angry with the government's blunders, including the uncontrolled inflow of Ukrainian grain to Poland.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned news channel TVP Info reported on the Internal Security Agency (ABW) having apprehended an 18-year-old Pole who allegedly converted to Islam and was planning to blow up a police station using an explosive belt. ABW said the man had kept in touch with members of the so-called Islamic State.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita published an IBRIS survey showing that public support for both the president, Andrzej Duda, and the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, is relatively low, with 39.7 percent positive votes for the former and 34.2 percent for the latter. However, only 15.5 percent expressed strong support for Duda and 15.3 percent for Morawiecki. Negative opinions about Duda were voiced by 59.6 percent of respondents in the case of the president and by 64.2 percent in the case of the prime minister.