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 – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who was assigned the daunting task of forming a new government by President Andrzej Duda, said there is some common ground between his socially-conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) and two other opposition groupings, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper wrote, quoting an interview with Morawiecki in the Fakt tabloid. Morawiecki mentioned the far-right Konfederacja and the centre-right Third Way, but both of them have reiterated they are not interested in governing with PiS, which lacks 37 MPs to secure a majority in parliament.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned news broadcaster TVP Info quoted Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's remarks after Thursday's informal talks of EU leaders in Zagreb. According to Morawiecki, the EU is at a fork in the road, trying to decide whether the bloc's development should mean increased centralisation of regulations and issues or betting on mutual support among member states.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza published an interview with former gang leader Grzegorz L., who is now a crown witness in a case concerning a burglary and theft carried out in Germany in which over EUR 2.5 million was stolen. Grzegorz L. said in his career he had accepted different jobs, including stealing money from a Russian mafia accountant and kidnapping the bosses of a fuel mafia, but he decided to pass when he was asked to set his sights on Robert Lewandowski, Poland's most famous football player. "I knew that after such an assault police officers from all over Europe would be after me," the former gang leader said.
TVN24.pl – Warsaw police have detained Zdzislaw W., a 67-year-old man who is suspected of killing two German pensioners in Warsaw 11 years ago. After receiving money from an insurance policy, the pensioners decided to buy a van, turn it into a camper home and set out to see the world. But their trip ended in Warsaw, where they were shot dead while they were camping in a secluded area close to a small lake in 2012. The investigation was originally discontinued in 2013 due to lack of evidence or witnesses, but was reopened recently. Advanced forensic tests made it possible to link biological material found at the site with Zdzislaw W.