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. – Poland's debt over the past eight years of the Law and Justice (PiS) party's rule has increased by about PLN 770 billion (EUR 166 bln), which compares to a PLN 340-billion (EUR-73 bln) increase during the previous eight years under the Civic Platform-Polish People's Party government, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. Owing to high inflation, the adverse condition of Polish public finance is not immediately evident, but is bound to be a challenge for a new government, the newspaper added. – Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, the divisive Catholic monk that runs highly-influential nationwide radio and TV stations as well as a higher-education institution, might have been given the green light to open a medical faculty after he complained about the matter on air, saying he was disappointed with Education Minister Przemyslaw Czarnek, the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper wrote. – Magdalena C., a famous Polish actress, has been charged by prosecutors with illegal advertising of vodka on a social media platform, the state-owned TV channel TVP Info reported. The actress faces a fine ranging from PLN 10,000 to PLN 500,000 (EUR 2,150 - 108,000). – Private news channel TVN24 reported on outrageous views on women's rights heard at a meeting of the far-right Confederation party, where Confederation politicians voiced opinions that "a woman is not a partner, but a part of the man's property" or "the point is for women not to vote." Some party members admit such opinions are a great burden ahead of the October 15 general election.

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