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 newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on a campaign turn by the ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS). Instead of presenting its new campaign proposals on Friday, PiS has decided to attack Donald Tusk, leader of the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), by presenting every hour throughout Friday what they see as his wrong decisions or unfulfilled promises from the times he was prime minister. – The City Council of Lublin, a city in eastern Poland, on Thursday adopted a unanimous resolution calling on Germany to pay reparations for the WWII damage it inflicted on Poland, the state-owned news broadcaster TVP Info reported. In the resolution, the councillors said that in relative terms Poland had suffered the biggest human and material losses among all countries invaded by Nazi Germany during WWII. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza published a follow-up report on its earlier coverage of the alleged visa-issuance scandal at the Polish foreign ministry, saying that the Polish Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) started dealing with the case only under pressure from foreign partners, citing an unnamed informer. "Our partners from the EU have shown that the irregularities resulting in mass issuance of visas to foreigners from countries posing a terrorist threat originated from Polish consular services," the informer said. – The news channel TVN24 reported on leaked video footage of an informal party organised at the Mausoleum of the Martyrology of Polish Villages in Michniow, central Poland. The party, where alcohol was abundant, was attended by the facility's director, Bartosz Betkowski, a councillor with the ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), who is also the son of the head of the province's assembly, which oversees the Mausoleum. The facility is located on the site of the mass murder of over 200 local inhabitants by the Germans during WWII and close to the victims' grave.

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