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The Marshal of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki has met with the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli in Brussels. "It was a very nice, constructive meeting," said the Italian politician. Marshal Grodzki declared his readiness for cooperation between the Senate and the EU Parliament.

"I was ready to submit resignation but I became a victim of brutal political game" - the President of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) Marian Banaś said in a statement on Wednesday. He declared he was ready to asnwer any questions asked by investigators, and if need be, to give up his immunity. "I shall continue my mission with a sense of responsibility," he added.

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), organised by the OECD, tested the academic abilities of 15-year-olds. Science, math and reading comprehension are the subjects in which Polish middle schoolers found themselves ranked among the highest in Europe and the world.

No, he still hasn't resigned. Marian Banaś continues to hold firm in his role as President of the Supreme Audit Office. Law and Justice is also holding out that he will step down. The opposition is also holding tight saying there is no way they will submit to changin the regulations governing his dismissal. Finally, the Prosecutor's Office in Białystok is investigating the allegations against the man that everyone wants to step aside.

It's the second act for Tom Hanks in his automotive relationship with Poland. This time the Hollywood actor joined in a charitable campaign to save a children psychiatric ward in Bielsko-Biała. Hanks purchased a Polish Syrena and restored it at his own expense. The car will be auctioned off in the spring and the proceeds will go to the hospital.

A sounder of wild boars invaded a pre-school playground in Poznań. Municipal police and gamekeepers were called in to deal with the unruly bunch. They decided to drive them back into the wild and no further incident was reported.

Will Marian Banaś resign? The embroiled President of the Supreme Audit Office is still holding firm, despite the ruling party wanting him to go, for Law and Justice Marian Banaś is becoming a liability. The prime minister announced that he has a plan B to change the laws governing the president of Poland's most important supervisory institution. The opposition, however, says they will refuse such attempts.

"Presidency has never been an object of my desire," said Donald Tusk on Monday. The former European Council President, former Polish Prime Minister, and the newly appointed Chairman of the European People's Party was the guest in TVN24's "Fakty po Faktach". Mr Tusk shared his view on a number of topics, including situation in Polish justice system, controversy surrouding the head of the Supreme Audit Office, upcoming presidential election, and the need for a new political force in Poland. The interview coincided with his first day in office as the EPP chief. "A new chapter in my life has just begun," said Donald Tusk.

When a new parish is formed, a new church has to built, according to the curia in Szczecin. In this way, new churches are popping up all over the place. For example, within two kilometres there's not just one but five churches. Local residents there are protesting against the construction of yet another one.

The Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) has notified the prosecutor's office about the possibility of offense committed by the President of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) Marian Banaś. This was a result of the NIK chief's asset declaration control, in the course of which, according to the CBA, "irregularities have been found". Banaś responded with a statement in which he declared readiness to provide explanation, and that he awaits the end of the case with confidence.