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. – Seventeen percent of Polish employers still plan to raise wages despite falling inflation, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported, quoting research by the Polish Economic Institute and the state-owned development bank BGK. Among big firms, 21 percent have declared such plans, which compares to 17 percent among micro and small firms. – Over a hundred scouts were evacuated from a scouting camp in the mountain resort of Szklarska Poreba on Wednesday night due to adverse weather conditions, the private television news channel TVN24 reported. The scouts' tents had been put up in a forest, which created a risk as high winds and strong rain hit the mountainous area.

TVP Info – On its Armed Forces Day, celebrated on August 15, Poland will show the latest equipment the country has bought in recent years, including a Polish-made infantry fighting vehicle Borsuk (Badger), the state-owned news channel TVP Info wrote. A military parade in Warsaw will also feature the US-made Abrams tanks, the South Korean K2 tanks, the American HIMARS rocket launchers and the Patriot anti-aircraft system. - The two Belarusian helicopters that violated Polish airspace on Tuesday could be part of the team that protected the Belarusian strongman, Alexander Lukashenko, during his flight to his mansion located close to the Polish border, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote, quoting reports from the Belarusian military monitoring project Belaruski Hayun, which also said that number '14' on the tail of one of the helicopters tallied with the number of the aircraft used by Lukashenko’s security staff. 

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