Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza revealed the first batch of names on its list of 1,350 people connected with the ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), who according to the paper have benefitted from being friends, family or relations of PiS members. These include the brother of a former agriculture minister, the son of a former health minister and the son of a MEP from PiS.
TVP Info.pl – The National Tax Administration (KAS) officers have detained 10 people involved in an illegal gambling business, also seizing 190 gaming machines, PLN 270,000 (EUR 59,000) in cash, vehicles and other valuables worth PLN 225,000 (EUR 49,000), the state-owned news channel TVP Info reported. The operation, which saw the involvement of as many as 114 KAS officers, spanned Poland's three southern provinces.
Rp.pl – The practical consequences of tighter border controls, which have been announced by both Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and German Foreign Minister Nancy Faeser, are unlikely to solve the growing migration problem within the border-free Schengen zone, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote, adding that such measures may only lead to pushing migrants back to a neighbouring country. Poland has already introduced stricter controls at is southern border with Slovakia.
TVN24.pl – Jacek Czaputowicz, a former foreign minister in the current Law and Justice (PiS) government, in an interview with the private TV station TVN24 accused the cabinet of having ignored the migration movements across Poland to Germany for months, causing a shift in the German policy that is unfavourable for Poland. "Recently, more than ten thousand migrants have been crossing Poland every month," Czaputowicz was quoted as saying. "We pretend there is no problem, because they don't settle in our country."