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. – Polish companies are regional leaders when it comes to investment in innovation, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. In the Central and Eastern Europe region, according to a report by the European Investment Bank, cited by the paper, 77 percent of companies said they are investing. In Poland most of the funds earmarked for investment, 22 percent, are going into innovation. This is the highest percentage in the region, the paper added. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on apparent dissatisfaction within the ranks of the governing Law and Justice party over the time Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party leader, is taking to allocate constituencies. Members want to know where they will be running for office in October’s general election, and, of course, who will be getting the safe seats. Incumbent MPs also fear that they could be displaced by politicians, close to the party’s leadership, who will be "parachuted in" to their constituencies. – A lead story on the website of state-owned broadcaster TVP Info was on the latest party political "spot" by Law and Justice, the governing party. In the video, Mariusz Blaszczak, the defence minister, said that under the current government the eastern border is now defended constantly by the army and the Border Guard. But the opposition, he claims, has sided with migrants and instead of "defending soldiers and Border Guard officers, insults them". This, he adds, is "anti-Polish behaviour". – Legionella pneumophilia bacteria was discovered in a tap in a recently renovated part of a hospital in the western town of Legnica, the broadcaster TVN24 reported. No patients were being treated in the section of the hospital where the tap was located. The bacteria was discovered, said hospital officials, as part of a routine health inspection. 

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