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. – The recent slow-down in the growth of construction materials prices may result from a slump in housing construction, a sector that generates one-third of demand for producers of such goods, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote, quoting a report by the construction group PSB. In June 2023, construction materials were 3.6 percent more expensive compared to the same month of 2022, while prices of some items even dropped. – A State Protection Service (SOP) car with expensive equipment onboard that is used for operational purposes burnt down in a garage owned by SOP Warsaw in May, the TVN24 news channel found out. The SOP commanders are trying to keep the issue secret, a person with knowledge of the case told TVN24. The case is particularly interesting considering the fact that, according to public information, SOP had not requested a court permit to use the operational equipment. - The recent layoffs by Poland's leading game developer CD Projekt, which plans to reduce headcount by 9 percent, or 100 people, have confirmed that the slowdown in the technology sector has reached Poland, too. Although global IT conglomerates have already seen the peak of the redundancy wave, websites monitoring technology layoffs continued to add new redundancy data nearly every week. 

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