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"A secure Europe, is a Europe where Russia is defeated political, military, and economic way," Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Friday at an international conference "The Idea of Europe" held in Kaunas, Lithuania. "A defeated Russia means safe Ukraine, safe Poland, safe Lithuania, safe Latvia, Romania, and frankly, also the rest of Europe," the president added.

Contrasting moods will accompany Poland and Saudi Arabia into their World Cup Group C clash on Saturday, with all the pressure on the Poles after they started with a disappointing goalless draw while the Saudis shocked Argentina. Poland coach Czesław Michniewicz appeared upset when asked to comment on general dissatisfaction with the defensive lineup in their draw against Mexico in their World Cup opener, asking who should he drop to bolster the attack.

"We realize how huge importance in terms of deterrence the physical presence of American soldiers has in this or any other NATO country," Polish Ambassador to the United States Marek Magierowski said in an interview for "Fakty" TVN correspondent Marcin Wrona. Although the diplomat reminded that the US V Corps permanent HQ has been established in Poznań, he argued that "it's obviously not enough for us". "We would like to have as many (U.S.) soldiers as possible," he added.

Retail sales at constant prices in October 2022 increased by 0.7% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, and by 0.3% compared to September 2022, Poland's Central Statistical Office (Statistics Poland) said on Wednesday. Retail sales at current prices increased by 18.3% year on year.

A 24-year-old woman has been charged for living with her 2-year-old daughter in a tent in Gdańsk. The girl has been taken to a hospital due to severe upper airway infection. According to the Gdańsk District Prosecutor's Office, the woman claims she has been taking good care of her child. She is facing 5 years in prison. The prosecutors requested the woman be temporarily detained. Her daughter will be placed in a foster home.

In the latest "Economic Outlook" report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecasts that Polish gross domestic product in 2023 will increase by 0.9%, while inflation will be at 10.8%. OECD analysts expect Poland to face high inflation, growing unemployment, and further increases of interest rates next year.