Donald Trump likely to visit Poland in July
US President Donald Trump will likely make a short stop in Poland on his way to the G20 Summit in Germany in July, the Reuters agency has informed. Some sources in Poland speculated that Trump could attend the Wroclaw Global Forum, which will be held in south-western Poland on July 6-7, 2017.
A new engine plant of the Mercedes-Benz Cars to be built in Jawor
Polish PM Beata Szydlo met the Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars Markus Schaefer. German automobile company has announced its official decision regarding a new engine plant to be built in Jawor, south-eastern Poland. The initial investment is expected to exceed 500 million euro.
Polish government launches flagship „Home+” programme
Polish PM Beata Szydlo has launched the government’s flagship “Home+” programme to provide cheap housing to Polish families. “The pilot programme, which we are launching, is addressed to Polish families, young people, to the middle class; all those who want to have their own home, need these homes, in order to think about the future of their family,” said Szydlo. The PM also added that the programme would start with a pilot in 17 Polish towns and cities.
Storms hit Poland
Violent winds and storms have caused damage all over Poland, with the fire brigade called out almost a thousand times during the last 24 hours. Fire brigade spokesman Pawel Fratczak said that the majority of call-outs involved work to remove hundreds of trees felled by storms and to secure damaged roofs. He said firefighters were busiest in the northwestern Pomerania and Western Pomerania regions well as the central Mazovia region.
Polish Parliament rejects proposed abortion ban law
The Polish Parliament voted to discontinue work on a bill that would introduce a total abortion ban in Poland. It came as a surprise yesterday when the parliamentary justice committee recommended rejection of the bill which had a wide support of pro-life groups, but also caused massive street protests across Poland. The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party repeatedly stressed that the restrictive bill was moved by the society and not PiS’ politicians.
#BlackMonday protests across the country against tightening abortion laws
Thousands of women dressed in black took part in demonstrations and happenings in major Polish cities having taken a day off. Protesters as well as their employers and partners expressed their support for the movement. The controversial law pushed by ultra Catholic organizations and supported by Polish bishops will be discussed and voted in the right-wing dominated parliament in upcoming weeks.