Start your day with a roundup of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Rp.pl – According to a poll published in the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, most Poles blame the government for Poland’s failure to access billions of euros in EU funds. The poll found that 63.9 percent of respondents blamed the government as a whole, while just 17 percent blamed the European Commission. For those who blame the government, most (26 percent) blame Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, and his Solidarity Poland party, a young ally in the governing coalition, for the lack of access to the money.
TVN24.pl – The TVN24 private news network ran a story about the hardships of the Hrycyszyn family from Zabrze. The family consists of 15 people, as the parents have 13 adopted children in addition to their own two children. In order to spend a rare vacation together, the parents bought an old bus, but the vehicle caught fire when they were going to the Bieszczady Mountains, destroying themselves and all their luggage in a fire. Social services said they were looking into the family’s situation as the bus was very important to them.
Wyborcza.pl – The government could introduce a motorcycle ambulance service to speed up response times, Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper reported, along with the possibility of the fire department providing an ambulance service. The newspaper said that while it’s possible for motorcycle paramedics to get to people quickly, the conventional emergency medical service could be reduced as it struggles to retain its highly trained medical staff.
TVPInfo.pl – Public broadcaster TVP looked at the police’s recent successes in fighting criminal gangs targeting trucks. She highlighted an operation that led to the arrest of four people and the seizure of goods worth around €214,000. The gang had robbed trucks in Germany. In another incident, Polish police, in cooperation with their German counterparts, managed to arrest two and obtain 97 televisions and 314 seat belts for luxury cars worth an estimated PLN 650,000 (EUR 138,000).