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The airplane carrying Polish President Andrzej Duda to meet U.S. President Joe Biden in eastern Poland has made an emergency landing after returning to Warsaw, Duda's advisor Jakub Kumoch was cited as saying by state-run news agency PAP on Friday. After a short delay, the president has eventually departed for Rzeszów in another aircraft.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday landed in Rzeszów, Poland, on Friday to get a firsthand look at international efforts to help some of the millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war in their country, and speak to American troops bolstering NATO's eastern flank.

U.S. President Joe Biden is coming to Poland on Friday for a two-day visit. He will first visit Rzeszów, and then come to Warsaw. Poland's President Andrzej Duda said that Biden's visit would result in "a very serious reinforcement of our country".

Poland's government is preparing changes in taxes. The Ministry of Finance proposes to lower the personal income tax rate down to 12% and to scrap the so-called middle class relief. Also proposed was a return to the preferential settlement of a single parent with a child. The changes are to come into force starting 2023, but they will be effective retroactively from July 1, 2022. According to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the reform could increase the budget deficit by 0.5 percentage point.

Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Wednesday (March 23) to mark the anniversary of detaining representatives of Union of Poles in Belarus, Andżelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut, by the Belarusian security services. "Andżelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut, along with over a thousand other political prisoners, symbolise Belarus’s disregard for its international obligations relating to the observance of human rights," the statement reads. The ministry also urged the Belarusian authorities to release Polish activists, "as well as all Belarusian political prisoners held in detention".

"Everyday, some 100-300 Ukrainian citizens decide to return home and board trains bound for Lviv or Odessa," says Deputy Mayor of Przemyśl Bogusław Świeży, and adds that these people are mainly women with children who had fled their homeland after it's been attacked by Russia. They say they decide to return because Ukraine is their home. Despite the ultimate danger, they want to return to their husbands and fathers, who had to stay and defend their country.