Current events in Poland summarised 2023

Beginning the day with a compilation of the day’s top stories from Poland’s most prominent news websites. — TVN24, a private news network, said that the trial of the man accused of murdering Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, is nearing its conclusion. Monday will include the conclusion of the trial of Stefan W. The court will then adjourn until a verdict is reached. Adamowicz was stabbed to death on the state in January 2019 during a live charity event, in a murder that rocked Poland. Stefan W. was taken into custody on the spot.

In a front-page editorial, the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita urged that the controversy over whether or not Pope John Paul II covered up priests’ sexual abuse of children before he became pope be left out of politics. Boguslaw Charobota said in his post that he believed the legacy of the late pope will be used as a political weapon in Poland’s upcoming general election, which would further polarise Polish society.

| According to TVP Info, the Polish Armaments Agency has presented designs for a new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) for the Polish Army. It will be heavier and have greater armor than the Borsuk, which will be Poland’s primary IFV, although it will lack amphibious capabilities. The vehicle will utilize the chassis of the South Korean-designed K9 howitzer but will be armed identically to the Borsuk.

Wyborcza. pl — Citing the research on voting behavior, the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza said on Monday that a party’s capacity to mobilize its followers might determine its success in the upcoming general election. Political polarization in Poland is currently so severe that it is unlikely that a party could win by attracting new votes; thus, the party’s only hope of victory is to convince its current voters to support it on election day. Now, supporters of the ruling Law and Justice party appear to be more motivated to vote, according to the data.

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