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. – Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland's main opposition group, the Civic Coalition, intends to focus on abortion and women's rights before the autumn parliamentary elections, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote, adding that the topics would be one of the main slogans of the 'March of a Million Hearts,' a mass rally organised by Tusk in Warsaw on October 1. No democratic opposition party agrees to the current status of abortion regulations, which became highly restrictive after a 2020 verdict of Poland's constitutional tribunal, Gazeta Wyborcza added. – Poland and Ukraine stand united against Russian imperialism and violations of international law, Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's foreign minister tweeted on Sunday, the news channel TVN24 reported, also quoting statement by Poland's foreign ministry which said that those responsible for the invasion of Ukraine should be held responsible. The statements came in reaction to Moscow's claims about Poland's alleged appetite to regain some of its territories lost to Ukraine after World War Two, which both Warsaw and Kyiv regard as an element of Russian disinformation and an attempt to drive a wedge between the two countries.

TVPInfo – Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) has ruled out a coalition with the far-right Confederation party, saying that Confederation's election programme could drive Poles to poverty, the state-owned news channel TVP Info wrote. Kaczynski said "only children can believe in" Confederation's proposed health reforms. - The newspaper Rzeczpospolita published the results of a survey of 42 economists, in which 81 percent of them expect a 0.50-percent cut in Poland's interest rates this year, while the rest forecast a smaller cut. This contrasts with what the economists regard as sensible monetary policy as only 10 percent said an interest rate cut would be desired this year. 

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