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. – Some Polish women choose to go to the Czech Republic to get medical aid when they become pregnant in order to avoid registration of their pregnancy in Poland, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote, describing the example of a woman mentioned only by her first name of Patrycja, who only gave birth to her child in Poland but had received consultation along the way in the Czech Republic. Czech clinics confirm that interest from Polish patients increased after Poland introduced a mandatory pregnancy register that doctors have to update with all new pregnancies they confirm. – Warsaw prosecutors have launched an investigation into the Education Ministry's PLN 40-million (EUR 9.1-mln) programme subsidising the purchase, renovation or refurbishment of real estate properties owned by selected non-government organisations, the news channel TVN24 reported. The money was mainly given to organisations with close links to the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

TVP Info – Police Central Investigation Bureau (CBSP) officers have raided an illegal synthetic drug laboratory run at the back of a bakery in the south-eastern region of Podkarpacie. The officers arrested four men and seized large amounts synthetic drug components. A gun with 300 rounds was also found on the site. - Poland's Defence Ministry is seeking yet another billion-dollar loan from South Korea to finance its huge purchases of Korean-made weapons, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote, quoting findings by The Korea Times daily. Poland has already borrowed USD 9.2 billion for the first batch of purchases, which included tanks, howitzers, rocket launchers and light combat aircraft, but is now seeking a new loan, worth USD 15.6 billion. 

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