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 Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that it has a recording of prosecutors interviewing an Austrian businessman in which he admits handing over an envelope to Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, containing PLN 50,000 (EUR 10,863). The cash, which was not for Kaczyński, was allegedly handed on to a priest at the centre of a property scandal that hit PiS in 2019. – The results of an IBRiS opinion poll published in the newspaper Rzeczpospolita revealed that 49.7 percent of Poles do not feel that the film Green Border will have an impact on the general election. The fictional film by Agnieszka Holland, about a group of migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border, has faced severe criticism from members of the government. Only 10.7 percent of respondents said the film could help the governing Law and Justice party win the election. – Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has replaced Rafał Trzaskowski, Warsaw's mayor, as the country's most trusted politician, according to the results of an opinion poll published by state-owned broadcaster TVP Info. Duda got a positive assessment from 44.1 percent of respondents, a 5.6-percentage-point increase on a similar poll carried out in August, while Trzaskowski got 38.7 percent. – Teachers are unimpressed with plans unveiled by Przemylaw Czarnek, the education minister, for the ministry to co-fund school trips of up to two days, the broadcaster TVN24 reported. One teacher interviewed by TVN complained that they already get paid too little and that a trip "is a 24-hour job." The teacher also described trips as "unpaid leave," which can also get in the way of other sources of income for them, such as private lessons.

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