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 Rzeczpospolita wrote that a new report by the Institute of Public Finance entitled 'The Real Budget' has found that the state finances "may be even worse than expected". According to the report, the budget deficit may actually amount to PLN 277 billion (EUR 62 bln), not the PLN 165 billion (EUR 36.9 bln) assumed by the current government. Another problem, apparently, is that it may be unclear just where money is being spent. – In an interview for news broadcaster TVN24, Krzysztof Gawkowski, a senior member of The Left party, said that coalition negotiations "are going well". He added that come November 13, the date for the first sitting of the new parliament, they will be able to tell the president that a coalition agreement has been signed. – State-owned broadcaster TVP Info wrote that supporters of the football club Lech Poznan had collected PLN 112,000 (EUR 25,107) to renovate the graves of insurgents who died fighting in the Greater Poland Uprising of 1918. The uprising led to much of Greater Poland province, which includes the city of Poznan, being incorporated into the Polish Republic rather than remaining part of Germany. – Poland’s schools are suffering from a lack of directors, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote on Thursday. The high-level of responsibility coupled with low wages mean that few people, it appears, are willing to do the job. Wyborcza interviewed one director who said he gets a total monthly salary of PLN 6,300 (EUR 1,411), which, he adds is less than some teachers. The current group of school directors is also ageing, with less young people taking up a position.

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