Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVPInfo.pl – Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said his government is prepared to "block illegal migration at all costs", state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported. The prime minister added that Poland is carrying out numerous projects in African and Middle Eastern countries to foster development and to encourage people to stay put rather than move to Europe.
Wyborcza.pl – The Education Ministry has ordered the removal from school materials references to a child helpline owing to alleged pressure from conservative groups, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The helpline, which has also an online presence, provides support for children struggling with mental health issues, but its website also has contained a link to another site dedicated to sex education and sexual health, and this, Wyborcza wrote, riled the conservative groups, which, in turn, put pressure on the ministry.
Rp.pl The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that from Monday the taxi firm Bolt will allow passengers or drivers to make audio recordings of their journeys in four Polish cities. The recording option, the company said, is designed to improve security, and recordings will be deleted after 24 hours. But the plan has raised privacy issues, with fears of eavesdropping on passenger conversations.
TVN24.pl – A respected Russia expert and Moscow correspondent with news-network TVN24 has said that Vladimir Putin may not be behind the death of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. Krystyna Kurczab-Redlich said that the apparent killing of Prigozhin had removed one of Putin’s allies, and that the mercenary leader had "never spoken out" against Putin.