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 - The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote about the continuing protests by lorry drivers on the Ukrainian border, which have now been going on for two weeks. Polish road-haulage firms launched the protest due to what they claim is unfair competition from their Ukrainian counterparts. Restrictions on the operations of Ukrainian haulage firms were scrapped in order to facilitate supplies to the country following the Russian invasion. But Polish firms say their Ukrainian rivals are now exploiting this to take over their market. One of the Polish protesters said it was hard to compete when Polish firms pay a driver EUR 2,500 a month while Ukrainian firms pay EUR 700.
TVN24.pl – In an interview for the news network TVN24, Adam Bodnar, who could become justice minister in the new government, said that an "absolute priority" would be to separate the powers of the justice minister and the Prosecutor General. At the moment both offices are held by the justice minister, which has become a source of controversy.
TVPInfo.pl – State-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported that Central and Eastern Europe might have a possible candidate for the post of Nato's secretary general. The network said that Krisjanis Karins, the former Latvian prime minister, is in the running to take over the job in 2024. But, according to Latvian media cited in the report, he may face opposition because in the past he has been very critical of Russia. Karins resigned from the post of prime minister in August.
Wyborcza.pl – Two prosecutors in the city of Wroclaw who helped bring a case against Jacek Miedlar, a former priest with a reputation for anti-Semitism, have been subjected to the "revenge" of Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza claimed. One prosecutor is subject to criminal and disciplinary proceedings while another was dismissed from her post. Ziobro had, apparently, wanted the investigation into the alleged hate speech closed.