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Migrants are still trying to enter Polish territory from Belarus. Medics at the Border (Medycy na Granicy) group on Friday helped a 24-year-old woman who had been roaming local forests for many days, without shoes and in wet clothes. "After examination, we've stated hypothermia and severely impaired consciousness," the medics said in a Facebook post.

Poland's "Solidarity" trade union held a rally in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) seat in Luxembourg on Friday. The demonstration was organised to protest against the CJEU rulings passed with regards to a lignite mine in Turów. For many months now, the mine and power plant have been a bone of contention between Polabd Czech Republic, with the latter demanding immediate closure of the facility due to environmental reasons.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met the President of the French far-right National Rally party (formely known as the National Front), Marine Le Pen. TVN24 correspondent Maciej Sokołowski learned from the Len Pen's office that the meeting took place in Poland's EU representation seat in Brussels. The capital of Belgium hosted a two-day European Council summit on Thursday and Friday.

Poland's Border Guard said that 600 attempts of illegal border crossing had been recorded on Wednesday, and 19 migrants had been detained. Yesterday, the service also published a video showing a group of migrants in Usnarz Górny, forcing their way through the border into Poland.

Speaker of Poland's Senate, Tomasz Grodzki, and speaker of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, on Thursday took part in the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament of Council of Europe member states, held in Athens. When the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matviyenko, started her speech, the Polish duo left the room. "It is an act of solidarity with countries whose territories are occupied by Russia," Polish Senate said in a tweet.

Polish Border Guard said on Wednesday it has prevented 424 attempts of illegal crossing of the Polish-Belarusian border. Six people have been detained. The police is detaining more and more people transporting migrants. According to TVN24 reporter Konrad Borusiewicz, smugglers have already tried to move over 500 people.

"Today, we've witnessed the PiS government crash against the wall. Probably none of the arguments presented in the debate by PiS government representatives convinced both the political factions and the EU member states," Poland former prime minister and former chief of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said at a press conference in the Sejm on Tuesday.

During his visit to Vilnius, President Andrzej Duda said the European Commission was interfering in internal matters of its members, posing a "serious danger" to the states. His Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nauseda said rule of law issues should not be tied to EU funding and offered to mediate between Poland and the European Commission.

"I wish to reassure you that Poland remains a loyal member of the European Union," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a letter to the Heads of Governments and the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament. "At the same time, however, I want to make you concerned – and draw your attention to a dangerous phenomenon that threatens the future of our Union," Morawiecki added.

"We have testimonies of people who were urged by the prosecutor's office and services to provide false incriminatory statements against myself and my family," President of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) Marian Banaś announced at a press conference on Monday. Later that day, the National Public Prosecutor's Office denied any wrongdoing had ever taken place, and reassured that prosecutors had never urged anyone to provide false statements against Banaś.