Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVN24.pl – Police in Warsaw have arrested two men for a gangland murder committed in 2002, news broadcaster TVN24 reported. The victim, a bodyguard of a criminal boss, was gunned down in a restaurant in Warsaw's Praga district. The attack was in apparent retaliation for the shooting of another gang member. The arrest was carried out by officers from the police force's X-Files department, which investigates cold cases.
Wyborcza.pl- The government intends to reduce the number of genetic disabilities that entitle people to an indefinite social security payment, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote, citing a consultation list it has seen. The list contains 91 disabilities instead of the 235 first recommended by a panel of experts. One of the notable absentees from the list is Down Syndrome, which has no cure. Its exclusion has alarmed people who care for people with the syndrome.
TVPInfo.pl – The government has no plans to sell Warsaw's Chopin Airport a senior state official told state-owned broadcaster TVP Info. Marcin Horala, government representative for the CPK, the new airport and communication hub currently under planning, said Chopin may remain an airport or may be "used for other purposes" but it will, whatever its future, remain in state hands.
Rp.pl – Poland's rail network uses an outdated communications system which is easy for someone to abuse, Lukasz Olejnik, a cyber-security consultant, told the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. Over the weekend, trains were brought to a halt after someone sent stop signals over the radio network. He added that a new digital system, which is slowly being introduced, should stop unwanted interference but it won't be fully implemented until 2050.