Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl – A foundation linked to the state-owned energy company Tauron has been banned from running advertisements linked to next month’s referendum by the National Electoral Commission, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. A number of foundations associated with state-owned firms have already run advertisements, prompting criticism from the opposition that they are supporting the government. Tauron, and two other entities, were stopped by the commission owing to failings in its application.
Wyborcza.pl – Law and Justice, the governing party, will make further changes to the justice system, if re-elected the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The paper said that the Supreme Court in its current form will "disappear" and that judges who may oppose the changes will be purged. Wyborcza added that this could set Poland on course for another dispute with the EU.
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned broadcaster TVP Info gave a prominent position on its website to a story on the latest party political advertising spot by Law and Justice, the governing party. In the spot, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, says that his party is the only one that "guarantees the interests of Polish farmers." The prime minister cites the "tough" position the government took on Ukrainian grain imports as evidence of this.
TVN24.pl – Inflation will not be brought down to the Central Bank’s target of 2.5 percent by the end of 2025, Joanna Tyrowicz, a member of the bank’s rate setting Monetary Policy Council, told the news broadcaster TVN24. She added this was "the sad truth". Last week the council cut interest rates but she also said that there "were no grounds" to do this.