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A pair of falcons from downtown Warsaw - Franek and Giga - have recently extended their family by three lovely fledglings. The little falcons - Aria, Iga and Varso - were born at the end of April. They hatched in a family nest located above the viewing terrace at the Palace of Culture and Science, the iconic communist-era skyscraper. The chicks have just been ringed and were very happy to be photographed during this simple procedure.

Two people died and four were injured in a series of accidents which happened on Wednesday in the Tatra Mountains. An 11-year-old child was among the injured persons, said a duty rescuer from Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue (TOPR).

The European Commission will not approve any recovery plan unless it is certain that all criteria have been met - EU executive chief Ursula von der Leyen wrote in her response to a letter from a number of European Parliament groups, which had reacted to rumours regarding a potential agreement between the Commission and the Polish government on the National Recovery Plan. Von der Leyen listed three concrete requirements that Poland would have to meet in order for such an agreement to be reached.

Polish economy grew by 8.5% in the first quarter of 2022 year on year, according to a flash estimate released on Tuesday by Statistics Poland. For comparison, Poland's gross domestic product in Q4 of 2021 increased by 7.3% in relation to the corresponding period in 2020.

Firing practice with the use of the multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) and combat vehicle attack scenarios were on the list of Tuesday tasks of the Defender Europe 2022 NATO drills held in Drawsko Pomorskie. The practice is scheduled to be held until May 27.

Curators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum have discovered personal data of a 4-year-old Věra Vohryzková, a Czech Jewish girl who in 1943 was sent to the concentration camp along with her mother and younger brother. The information was found written inside one of the children's shoes, which are part of the museum collection. This is yet another such find. In 2020, Amos Steinberg's shoe and a suitcase that belonged to his father, Ludvik, were identified.

A community officer from Sosnowiec (Silesian Voivodeship) saw smoke coming out one of the apartments in a residential block. When he climbed onto a neighbouring balcony, he heard a sound like moaning or whining. After he got inside he looked into a crib, but luckily it was empty. What he did find was a dog suffocating with smoke. The brave officer saved the distressed animal and shortly after the firefighters extinguished the flames.

"Poland’s economic growth is expected to be impacted by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Higher uncertainty, trade disruptions, strong inflationary pressures and monetary policy tightening are set to curb GDP growth, which is expected to decelerate to 3.7% in 2022 and 3.0% in 2023," the EU executive said in the Spring 2022 European Economic Forecast.

PGNiG has signed Heads of Agreement with Sempra Infrastructure defining the main provisions of a purchase and sale agreement for 3 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum, the PGNiG Group informed in a statement on Monday (May 16). The LNG would be sourced from two liquefaction terminals in the Gulf of Mexico and would come to Poland and other countries via a floating regasification terminal in the Gulf of Gdańsk.

President Andrzej Duda visited Tallinn on Friday (May 13). At a joint press conference with his Estonian counterpart Alar Karis, Duda said that both countries were lucky to have plenty of solutions at hand which "tell Russia loud and clear that it doesn't rule the world, and shall not rule the world". Simultaneously, Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak visited Vilnius, where he met with Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas.