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 president of the Supreme Medical Council has welcomed the departure of Adam Niedzielski, the health minister, from the government, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported. In an interview with the paper, Lukasz Jankowski said the minister’s forced resignation was a “step in the right direction” but more needed to be done to rebuild doctors’ trust in the healthcare system. – News broadcaster TVN24 reported that a man has been detained in relation to the abduction of an 11-year-old girl from Sosnowiec. The girl’s disappearance on Saturday triggered a nationwide hunt, and she was found on Monday morning well and unharmed. The authorities have released few details about the case. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita looked at Katarzyna Sojka, the new health minister. The paper described her as "little known" as she only entered parliament at the last election. A doctor representing the Kalisz constituency in central Poland she has not been, according to the paper, very active in parliament, and was once referred to by a local paper from her area "as the least known MP" in the region. But she is quoted as saying "it is more important for a politician to be effective than recognised."

TVPInfo – Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, said that "Polish-language media has stopped pretending; for them Tusk’s return to power is the only things that is important", state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported on Tuesday. The justice minister accused the media of ignoring stories that fail to fit their narrative, and claimed Gazeta Wyborcza, one of the country’s leading newspaper, is "a factor of lies and manipulation".

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