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. – After months of negotiations, Poland's opposition parties, including the biggest Civic Platform, have agreed a so-called Senate pact under which the parties will run under a single banner in the autumn general elections, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. However, the details of the deal will not be revealed until Poland's president announces the election date. – The news channel TVN24 published a piece commemorating the 79th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against Nazi Germans during World War II, which broke out on August 1, 1944. Between 40,000 and 50,000 poorly armed but extremely brave men and women stood up against the German military might, TVN24 added, recalling that the main ceremonies were going to take place in Warsaw on Tuesday.

TVP Info – The state-owned news channel TVP Info presented a survey according to which 50.6 percent of Poles believe the presence of Russian mercenaries, the so-called Wagner Group in Belarus is a threat to Poland. More than a third, 36.1 percent, see no danger in the Wagner Group's presence, while 13 percent have no opinion on the issue. - The number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in Poland increased by 237,000 from the previous year, or by nearly a fourth, in the first five months of 2023, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote, quoting Central Statistical Office's data. It is only the beginning of foreign tourists switching to new destinations, with Poland being valued for its culture and environment but also low crime rates and attractive prices, Rzeczpospolita added. 

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