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 – Trade tensions between Poland and Ukraine have been escalating fast after Poland banned imports of Ukrainian grain and Kyiv complained about it to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. Ukraine also warned Poland it could ban imports of some Polish agricultural products. In response, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, warned there could be further sanctions against Ukraine "in defence of Polish farmers".
Wyborcza.pl – Agnieszka Lebska, a director at state-owned hotel group Polski Holding Hotelowy, offered interior design advisory services to Joachim Brudzinski, a prominent figure of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, now a member of the European Parliament and head of PiS's election campaign, the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper wrote. The newspaper quoted Lebska's emails sent to Brudzinski's wife in 2020 concerning the design of an expensive kitchen in the Brudzinskis' luxury apartment in Warsaw.
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned news channel TVP Info reported on the latest election video by the ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS), in which Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, lashes out against the latest movie by acclaimed Polish film director Agnieszka Holland. The film, which won the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, depicts the plight of migrants at the Polish-Belarusian border. In the video, Ziobro says that "we know the depiction of Polish soldiers and servicemen as bandits from the propaganda of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia."
TVN24.pl – According to the latest election survey, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party would win the October 15 election, but it would be opposition parties that could form the government, the private news channel TVN24 wrote, quoting a United Surveys poll for the RMF FM radio station and DGP newspaper. PiS could count on 31.6 percent of the vote, but the three main opposition parties would garner 46.9 percent.