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 state-owned broadcaster ran a story on a new party-political spot released by Law and Justice (PiS), the governing party. In the video PiS chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski gets a pretend phone call from someone at the German embassy who tells him that the retirement age should be returned to what it was under Donald Tusk, a former prime minister and now an opposition leader. Kaczynski responds by telling the German the Polish people will decide on the retirement age in a referendum and the "habits" of the Tusk years are over. – Law and Justice, the ruling party, received 33 percent backing in a new opinion poll, the news broadcaster TVN24 reported, 7 percent more than second place Civic Coalition. The IBRiS poll also showed a slump in support for the far right Confederation, which got 9.4 percent, trailing the Third Way (10.3 pct) and the Left (10.1 pct). - Iwona Morawiecka, the wife of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has bought plots of land worth PLN 3 million (EUR 650,000) near the seaside town Jastrzebia Gora, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported. The assets, it added, have not been declared because "the assets of the Morawieckis are one of the most closely guarded secrets of the PiS state." – Business leaders have criticised the government's pension plans saying that they will encourage older workers to retire, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Monday. Some 200,000 people could quit their jobs, according to experts cited by the paper, owing to the government's pension programme, which would place further pressure on a labour market already struggling with a shortage of workers.

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