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. – Increasing the monthly child benefit from PLN 500 (EUR 112) to PLN 800 (EUR 180) per child cancels out the problems caused by high inflation and has a "very positive effect on Polish economic development," Marcin Przydacz, head of the president's International Policy Bureau, told state-owned broadcaster TVP Info in an interview. The benefit, a flagship programme of the government, demonstrates that the state is investing in the young, Przydacz added. – Poland is Europe's second most attractive destination for business services, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The paper cited the 'Global Services Location Index 2023,' produced by consultancy company Kearney, in its article. In the survey, Poland was only topped by the UK in Europe, and came 13th in the world. A key reason for Poland's success, according to the paper, is its highly-educated workforce. – Poznan is the best Polish city to live in, according to a survey by the Business Insider website, cited by the news network TVN24. Second and third places were taken by Katowice and Opole, while Bialystok came bottom. Despite its economic dominance, Warsaw came 14th out of 16 owing to poor air quality and high property prices. – Political parties are looking at ways of attracting women voters ahead of this autumn's general election, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. According to the paper, the opposition is in a stronger position with female voters with polls showing that if only women voted, Civic Platform (PO) would win along with the Left. PO portrays itself as the "guarantor of women's safety" and says it will protect women's rights. Meanwhile, the governing Law and Justice party is also trying to lure female support by emphasising polices such as the introduction of child benefit payments. 

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